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Hello. I get a jarring or reverberating sensation in my head

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Hello. I get a jarring or reverberating sensation in my head when I walk. It happens when either heel contacts the ground. It feels as if the impact is being transmitted to my head. Sometimes my teeth slightly chatter. I also get headaches at th top of my head, around center at the top of the crown. Thank you.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

Since when are you having these symptoms? Are there associated symptoms like pain at the neck or back/ pain, numbness or tingling at limbs? Do you have any diagnosed medical condition? Were any investigations done to see for the cause?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Hello Ken,

 

It has been happening for about two months. I get occassional neck pain, and infrequent spasms of pain in my lower back (low frequency, fleeting). I have not seen a doctor yet about this. No numbness or tingling.

Expert:  Ken replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

I can understand your anxiety.

We need to consider few cause.

My first bet will be degenerative changes at the spine. Narrowing of the disc material may cause reduced cushioning effect leading to the symptoms you have. It also explains pain at the neck and lower back. Other causes like low blood pressure/ low blood sugar/ abnormality at the brain parenchyma/ anemia also need to be looked in.

A physical evaluation along with few investigations like blood tests/ CT Brain/ MRI for spine will give us more answers.

Till then have balanced diet, adequate fluid/ avoid alcohol/ Tylenol, Motrin should help.

Please do not worry, you will be fine soon. God bless
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

What kind of degenerative changes, and are they, or can they, be reverisible? What is brain parenchyma? I have had anemia in the past; how might this be a cause? Could massages cause problems such as this (back issues)? Thanks.

 

 

Expert:  Ken replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

Degenerative changes occur at spine with ageing/ abnormal posture, extra. they are in form of osteophytes/ reduced disc height, disc bulges/ sclerosis at joints/ reduced vertebral height. Mild changes like disc bulges are reversible {physiotherapy helps}. However degeneration at spine can be stopped or its pace can be reduced. Massage is less likely to cause degenerative changes at spine.

Anemia causes reduced oxygen carrying capacity of blood. This may lead to feeling of headache or dizziness, fatigue.

Brain parenchyma is brain matter as such. Any abnormality at it {inflammation/ mass} can cause pain.

Best

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you. Best regards.

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