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Glossary for Tingling sensation down the neck

  • Eagle's syndrome: A group of symptoms caused by calcification of the stylohyoid ligament and an abnormally long styloid process. The styloid process is a bone at the base of the skull which is attached to muscles and ligaments connected to the throat and tongue. If this bone is too long then actions such as swallowing and turning the head can cause pain and discomfort. The cause of the condition is unknown but trauma and inflammation may be the cause in some cases.
  • Muscle spasm: A muscle spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ, or a similarly sudden contraction of an orifice.
  • Neck conditions: Any condition that affects the neck
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Sensory conditions: Medical conditions affecting the sensory system, especially the sense of touch.

 

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