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If you have neck pain on the left side, its like when i turn

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if you have neck pain on the left side, its like when i turn my neck it feels like it wants to lock up and sometimes my eyes, i can't control what they do, it feels like their crossing or something really strange and my head starts hurting, this has happened to me about 4 or 5 times now. what could be the problem
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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When did this symptom start?

Any other medical problem?

Are you taking any medication?

Any history of lazy eye or problem with vision in the past?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

had neck and back pain for about 2 years, been to chiropractor didn't help.

no other medical problems that i know of, not taking any medicine, and no history of lazy eye, just had to have glasses, but when this happens with my eyes it feels like i can't control my eyes and i can't see it's like i'm seeing three or four things at once and the last time it happened it lasted for about 5 minutes

Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

Thank you so much for your reply:

It is likely that you are experiencing the symptoms of pinched nerve at the neck causing strained eye muscles. I suggest that you follow-up with your eye doctor for closer evaluation with complete eye exam to exclude other eye muscle problem such as myasthenia gravis. It is likely that proper treatment of the neck and back problem will significantly help resolve the problem. So, I suggest that your doctor should closely evaluation your back and neck problem with MRI, with possible prescription for muscle relaxants, pain killers and/or nerve pain neutralizing medication such as gabapentin.

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