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Old 12-23-2006, 09:04 PM   #1
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cerebellum problems?

I'd like to apologize in advance if i'm in the wrong place. This seems like such a big forum and I can't seem to find my problem anywhere. Has anyone ever moved their head so sudden that you get a "explosion" of pain at the base of your head? I've had this problem for about 10 years now and today it happened again my husband said it's just a pinched nerve but the pain subsides and leaves me with a dull ache for the rest of the day. Today it happened again so bad it seriously felt like someone shot me in the back of my head. When it happened the pain came from the cerebellum area
(I believe) on my left side. Like it felt almost like there was a cord on fire. Oh it hurt so bad. I haven't been to the doctor because the pain is gone within' seconds but today the pain is lingering. When I do go to the doctor i'd like to beable to at least give him a inkling of what it may be. Of course if it's normal I won't worry about it.

I also believe this may have something to do with this problem as well. Ever since I can remember I have always have a scab at the base of my head (inbetween the neck, right below the cerebellum?) It's not blood but a yellowish dried liquid. I hardly ever pick it but it is always there?

I hope I've posted this right and not broken any rules in doing it. any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:55 PM   #2
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Re: cerebellum problems?

Have you ever been diagnoised with any neuro problems when you were younger... even as far back as birth such as Spina Bifida?

Regardless if you have or not, I would be suspicious of some things going on aside from that. The best thing I think for you right now would be to get an Xray and MRI of the neck and head, and perhaps even a Cat Scan in the long run if something shows up. Neurologist could definatly be a good start, but you may also want to see your primary about this as well to brainstrom as to what else this could be so as to see other specialists so you don't have to wait around and wonder what this could be if one specialist ends up being a dead end. Your Primary doc can also order the xrays and MRIs for you as well. The mention of fluid is someone bothersome to me: 1) because I'm completely ignorant as to what it could be and 2) because I'm worried about other things like infection or some kind of leakage going on from something, infected glan or the surface of your skin in general. This alone could also be causing the problems potentially. It might be a very good idea to see a Dermatologist so that they can get a sample of it and see what it is with tests.

Many blessings to you and Good Luck, hopefully you will have a diagnosis soon.

 
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:57 AM   #3
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Re: cerebellum problems?

thank you for the quick reply =) My hubby is in college right now and getting signed up for insurance the 1st of the year, then I want to hop skip and junp to the doctor. I have 2 hypochondracs (sp) in the family so i've always been a little parinoid about going to the doctor beause I always think i don't need it. But yeah this seeming like it's going to be a real problem.

 
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Re: cerebellum problems?

You most definitely need to obtain an MRI of the head and c spine to see what may be under there.something is most definitely not right here.the scab thing is just freaky really.yellow fluid i know can be synovial fluid since i had a non stop leak of this crap from a surgery in my knee.i leaked it for weeks til i could get it fixed.CSF i don't 'think" is yellow,it is more clear in color if i remeber right.but this should NOT be happeneing.you are lucky that this has never become infected,that could be a nightmare within itself.seeing your primary and have this all evaluated and have them send you for that MRI right now would be your best bet since it will usually take many weeks just to get in to actually see any sort of a specialist,which in your case,you need to see a neurosurgeon just for that level of expertise.a neurologist just isn't the right guy for this type off evaluation,you need an NS.

the fact that your pain is "stabbing' in nature would really indicate some possible spinal cord issues not just within the vertebrae.this does need evaluating and that MRI just to se whats up in there.at least you will know.you also need to find out just what in the heck that scab thing is all about,thats really plain freaky.you could have some sort of effusions within the synovial joints in the c spine up further in the c spine.i have whats called synovitis(among a ton of other crap)in all of my facet joints within the c spine at every single level.this is actual fluid within the small facet joints themselves.just another thing to add to my list O crap.but like i said before,synovial fluid is the one and only type of body fluid that i am aware of that is actually yellow in color.this 'could' possibly be it.but you most definitely need to see your doc and get the films done.i wouldn't settle for anything less than an MRI.you just have to be able to get to the cord level which you just cannot with any lessor type of test.good luck and please let us know how you are doing.

just an FYI here.your symptoms don't seem to really indicate any sort of actual cerebellar involvement at this point anyway.it governs vision and gait among other things.I hope this helps reassure you some,Marcia
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:27 AM   #5
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Re: cerebellum problems?

Hi. Have you had an MRI? The pain you describe is typical of Chiari I Malformation, which can only be detected on an MRI. It will show if your "tonsils" (in the cerebellum) are protruding into your spinal cord, restricting the flow of CSF flow.

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Originally Posted by chameleongeekgr
I'd like to apologize in advance if i'm in the wrong place. This seems like such a big forum and I can't seem to find my problem anywhere. Has anyone ever moved their head so sudden that you get a "explosion" of pain at the base of your head? I've had this problem for about 10 years now and today it happened again my husband said it's just a pinched nerve but the pain subsides and leaves me with a dull ache for the rest of the day. Today it happened again so bad it seriously felt like someone shot me in the back of my head. When it happened the pain came from the cerebellum area
(I believe) on my left side. Like it felt almost like there was a cord on fire. Oh it hurt so bad. I haven't been to the doctor because the pain is gone within' seconds but today the pain is lingering. When I do go to the doctor i'd like to beable to at least give him a inkling of what it may be. Of course if it's normal I won't worry about it.

I also believe this may have something to do with this problem as well. Ever since I can remember I have always have a scab at the base of my head (inbetween the neck, right below the cerebellum?) It's not blood but a yellowish dried liquid. I hardly ever pick it but it is always there?

I hope I've posted this right and not broken any rules in doing it. any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 
Old 01-07-2007, 06:10 PM   #6
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Re: cerebellum problems?

OMG!!! I was just about to post something like this as I did about 2 yrs ago hoping someone new might have some insight. My prob kinda sounds like yours without the scab Ever since I was little every so often I would turn my head too quickly or something and it would feel like it pops at the lower back part usually on the right side. It is always followed by a burning sensation that goes away, like you said, in a matter of seconds....but it scares the poop out of me! Sometimes I can catch it before it pops and then it just burns a little. I have mentioned it to a doctor before and to a chiropractor but they have never heard of anything like it. I have thought about talking to a neurologist but never have. It may be nothing...just an abnormality, but I would like to know what is going on in case it could lead to something serious or if it's a symptom of something to come. Otherwise I am a very healthy and active individual. I do carry a lot of tension in my shoulders so maybe that is related.

 
Old 01-07-2007, 06:11 PM   #7
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Re: cerebellum problems?

Oh...it does not occur weekly or monthly for that matter...maybe a few times a year if that but I remember it occuring more often as a child...29 now.

 
Old 01-07-2007, 08:09 PM   #8
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Re: cerebellum problems?

Might be a good idea to see some speicalized docs just to get to know what it is, and to know if this can have any other effects on you and how to get it managed, this way you'll have peace of mind too.

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