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I am a 29-year-old female who suffered a seemingly minor

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Hello, I am a 29-year-old female who suffered a seemingly minor neck injury (strain!) while leaning back getting my hair washed the beauty salon on Friday, 8/12. I had very bad stiffness and couldn't turn my head at all without pain for the next day or two. That has since gone away and motion is back to normal. I started to get a little bit of minor dizziness/vertigo over the past week, and, thanks to finding frightening stories of "Beauty Parlor Stroke" online, have been *extremely* worried about the vague possibility of Vestibular Artery Dissection. I have made myself totally sick worrying about this for a week. The incident occurred 10 days ago now. I have made an appointment with a neurologist for this Thursday but I am really just looking for someone to put my mind at ease... Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,I assure you that chances of vestibular artery dissection with such minor neck strain are very less in your case.

Minor dizziness/vertigo is common with neck strain and it resolves by their own.

You should do gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment and warm compresses with a heating pad on back of neck.

Also opt for physical therapy.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 1 year ago.

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