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What causes stiff neck and numbness at the back?

I was having stiff neck and neck pain from last two months. The pain is nearly gone now but I am getting tingling or slight numbness at the back of my head just above the place where cervical nervers start. My c-6 and c-7 are nearly clubbed together ( it is by birth as per my doctor). Any idea what si the reason for this?
Tue, 31 Jan 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi i am Dr Ahmed Aly
thanks for using healthcaremagic site ,
I had gone through your question and understand your concerns ..

In my opinion it is a sort of perineural cysts that are asymptomatic and may be found at birth , fall , overexertion or heavy lifting on your back or neck .
Usually they are asymptomatic and may resolve simultaneously or treated symptomatically by painkillers like advil 400 mg when needed , hot massaging with topical gels , physiotherapy and some B12 vitamin supplementation will be effective for now .
For my patients i may suggest MRI and CT spine for proper evaluation and management .

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