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  • Posted By: RogerRamjet
  • March 24, 2008
  • 05:52 PM

From my early teen years, I have suffered from unilateral head and neck pain. Before this I had suffered from anorexia at around the age of ten. But even before this incident, I noticed the side I experience the discomfort is more articulate than the other. I first noticed this in my face. I am able to formulate a smile on the right side but have a more difficult time trying to get the other side to do the same.

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  • Hi, I get the feeling ur still quite young ? first of all can u explain the head/neck pain u have ? also have u ever had a bad fall or whiplash injury ? As to ur smile being uneven, well all of us are different & all do not have uniform expressions, things aren't always even & thats natural for all of us ! my own is a bit lopsided ......lol ....all these wee things add character, nothing to worry about ! Unless theres something ur not explaining right ? Anorexia at the age of 10.....hmmmm well maybe u still have some issues ? Have u any support ? :)regards
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  • Hi Tootsie,Sorry for the delay in my reply and thank you for the promptness in yours. Immature is more the word rather than young. The following is an explanation of my head and neck pain as I've tried to become more aware of late. Just now before I write this, I was lying on the floor noticing that when I turn my head to the right breathing in my left nostril improves dramatically and what seems like muscle tension is alleviated (nuchal ligament?). My chiropractor generally describes my condition as weakness on the left side of the body accompanied by pressure on the right side of the head. He says he thinks it has something to do with the atlas/axial something or other. I was talking to him about what another chiropractor had said, mainly, that he thought it was an inflammatory response. In further discussion I learned that it could be one of two things: an inflammatory response leading to subluxation (doctor's point of view?) or subluxation leading to an inflammatory response (chiropractor's point of view). I'm still trying to rule out brain injury but maybe stunted growth from my anorexia is beginning to sound more like it. I did have a backwards fall from a bicycle seat once as it gave way. I was thirteen. As I'm able to recall, it was right around the same time I started noticing my headaches about three years after the anorexia incident.
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