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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: neck pain & visual disturbances with change in posture


 as306 - Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:31 am

Hello doctor
my mother is 49yrs old ,a hypertensive since 8yrs (stage 1) she had an episode of high blood pressure of about 220/110mmHg 4 months ago presently her B.P is 130/90mmHg she consults a general physician regularly and is taking INDAPAMIDE 2.5mg, LOSARTAN POTTASSIUM50 mg, Alprazolam0.25mg
From past 15 days she is experiencing neck rigidity , visual disturbances on getting up from a lying position, difficulty in bending or turning head . she is totally panicked with these symptoms that is adding seriousness to present situation
she has no other complaints
suggest a remedy![/b]
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:56 pm

User avatar Hi As306,

I would recommend your mother see a doctor about this. With a stiff neck there are a few possibilities including meningitis. This can be a serious infection so it should be evaluated for.

It may also be that she has pulled a muscle in her neck causing her neck pain.

The vision changes sound like she is having some low blood pressure issues upon standing. This is relatively common but she may need some adjustments to her medicines. Her doctor can evaluate for this as well.

Best wishes.

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