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Question: severe headache,neck pain,dizziness and no proper sleep

 mayfieldfans17 - Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:43 am

my husband age is 32 and he is severely suffering from headache,neck pain,dizziness and no proper sleep too.actually he got same problem in september 2007 and it stayed for almost 3months like a chronic headache(all pain were there for almost 24/7).he had all test like scanning,x-ray,etc., all the tests were performed by neurology doctor and the doctor said everything is normal.after 3months suddenly everything was gone,he was almost free from all pains except headache but it was not chronic only due to heavy work it come and goes .again the same problem started in this september 2008.why this is happening again we can't understand?he was so dull.but last year doctors said everything is normal with him there is no depression,no migraine,no chronic disease,no brain tumors etc., evrything is normal the doctors said.but its happening again and again.please doctors i request you to reply my question as soon as possible suggest any test or further what to also the pain stays 24/7 .please help us.and also he is a software engineer.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:34 pm

User avatar Hello -

A couple of thoughts come immediately to mind with your husband's negative neurological workups: one is temporomadibular joint disease (TMJ), caused either by orthodontic misalignment or nocturnal tooth grinding. This is especially consistent with the noted sleep disturbances. Second is the possibility of a posturally-caused orthopedic problem (ergonomic problem at work). Due to the nature of his work, and this being a common problem among people who sit at computers for extended periods of time, the problem could be very simple, yet difficult to diagnose.

Seeing a dentist could help rule in or out the possibility of TMJ; having an ergonomic specialist have a look at the work area or, if he works at home, seeing an orthopedist who specializes in postural and work-related problems (or a chiropractor) might also help shed some light on this.

Best of luck to you both. Please follow up with us as needed.

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