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Internal Head & Neck Vibrations

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  • Posted By: fuelboss
  • July 26, 2008
  • 07:32 PM

Well good to hear I am not alone. I reported the internal vibrating feeling that runs from the left shoulder into neck and head area to my Doctor over 4 years ago. The Doctor here in the UK refused to do anything else except give me beta blockers and some other pills that did nothing to help.

It appears to me that it came about for possibly a number of reasons. Firstly, I had to carry about 24 air conditioners weighing 35kgs from a truck to lowering them to ground level, therefore putting strain on my rear shoulder/trapezoid area. Secondly, I had been to a chiropractor for a general manipulation on my back and during this visit he twisted by head violently from one side to the other. Now, I have had this manipulation carried out before with no side effects.

Thirdly, Gym work using weights above my head may have contributed to the problem.
Lastly, I was fitting a ceiling in an awkward place in the house and for hours on end my head was bent backward as I looked upward in a very cramped position.

So many visits to the Doctor got me nowhere. I paid privately to see a neurologist and neurosurgeon. They took MRI scans but everything showed normal. I do believe its something to do with possibly pressure on a nerve in the shoulder or neck area. Some physio exercises have appeared to help at times but not to any great extent.

My head feels worse after driving as I can hear a roaring sound in my head after leaving the car. Using even a lawn mower seems to enhance the vibration so external sounds seem to make matters worse. For the past 6 years or so I spend most of my working day in front of a PC so this may also be a contributing factor.

I have plenty of neck shoulder massage but that does not really alter the vibration issue. It may even make matters worse if excess pressure is applied to these areas.

I have no idea where I go from here. Its no better or worse than 4 years ago so do I just live with it. I may may explore the idea of getting the shoulder or rear of the shoulder looked at but whether any scans can highlight anything I don't know.

Its just one big issue I could do without at my age of 60 as sleeping is disturbed resulting in being tired in the day.

If anyone has anyideas how to cure this I would be very pleased to hear from them.
Richard Coombe
richard@fuelboss.co.uk

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  • I just started getting vibrations in my head 3 days ago. i work infront of a PC all day long and it seems that my senses have gotten more sensitive. Even the noise that the keys make as I type drives me crazy. The vibration is extremely annoying. I have no pain, but it's starting to control me. I try not to think about it, but it's still there. I was glad just to see that there is some other out there and i'm not crazy. I am also starting to have a slight bit of tunnel vision. Nothing seems normal to me. I'm 24 years old. If anyone has any ideas or opinions on what in the world is going on in my body...PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
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  • To Mountainmomma,here in the UK we don't have many mountain mommas so I am pleased to meet you. Your condition after only a few days on a PC is interesting. I have been staring at a PC pretty much on a constant basis for the past 6-8 years and I do believe this has contributed to the vibration issue.After all we sit hunched over a leyborad which does little to help stress in the neck and shoulders that could easily pinch a nerve or perthaps put a muscle into a sort of spasm.Then we have to endure the whine and whistles from the electronic equipment around us so I dont think this helps. I feel the only way I can prove anything is to have a month away from work and get total relaxation and pice and quiet. If I get the chance I will report whether this has helped. As I run my own business I find it difficult to completely get away from work and the PC as my business is all internet based.I have recently changed Doctors as my previious Doctor at a Surgery by the name of Adcroft Surgery in Trowbridge Wiltshire UK actually had written on his PC screen the following message "I am not prepared to play hunt the syndrome game with this man" I spotted this on his screen and he quickly cjhnaged the screen to somthing else. This Doctor just couldnt be bothered to help as he did not want to spend the National health Service money. Apparently I am the only person on the planet that has this problem according to him.Lets hope my new Doctor may show more concern.RegardsRichard
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  • To Mountainmomma,here in the UK we don't have many mountain mommas so I am pleased to meet you. Your condition after only a few days on a PC is interesting. I have been staring at a PC pretty much on a constant basis for the past 6-8 years and I do believe this has contributed to the vibration issue.After all we sit hunched over a leyborad which does little to help stress in the neck and shoulders that could easily pinch a nerve or perthaps put a muscle into a sort of spasm.Then we have to endure the whine and whistles from the electronic equipment around us so I dont think this helps. I feel the only way I can prove anything is to have a month away from work and get total relaxation and pice and quiet. If I get the chance I will report whether this has helped. As I run my own business I find it difficult to completely get away from work and the PC as my business is all internet based.I have recently changed Doctors as my previious Doctor at a Surgery by the name of Adcroft Surgery in Trowbridge Wiltshire UK actually had written on his PC screen the following message "I am not prepared to play hunt the syndrome game with this man" I spotted this on his screen and he quickly cjhnaged the screen to somthing else. This Doctor just couldnt be bothered to help as he did not want to spend the National health Service money. Apparently I am the only person on the planet that has this problem according to him.Lets hope my new Doctor may show more concern.RegardsRichardI have been having this happen to me, too. Also have worked a lot on computers in the past few years so that seems to be a common thread as to why our necks would vibrate. It is also the worst at night laying on a pillow. I sometimes fall asleep without a pillow as it seems to ease the neck tension. No matter how much i massage, the knots in my neck never go away! The vibration feels like it is some kind of neurological or electrical sympton to me, but I really have no way of knowing (no health insurance or $$$ right now). I also thought it might be related to mercury poisoning. Do you have amalgam fillings? Or it could just be from excessive computer/cellphone usage or a pinched nerve.There has to be a reason for this to be happening.-D
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