Visual Snow/Head Pressure

What has helped your constant head pressure?
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   Posted 8/28/2014 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, has anyone linked visual snow to there neck a cervical spine issue. Mines started about 3 months ago, before this had perfect vision all my life. Mines first started out as really blurry vision and photophobia then a couple weeks later I noticed the static, flashing light, after images & etc. Thankfully the blurriness has gotten better and I can still drive. My theory is that this is either neurological, vascular (blood flow problem) or a spine issue especially in the neck. When this first happened when I lay down I noticed my vision would get really weird and cloudy and when I got up it would take a couple minutes for me to be able to see anything. Ive never had that problem. I've always been someone who likes to sleep a lot or take naps. Heck in high school during summer breaks, I would literally spend all my time in bed. And never had a problem with my vision. That's what scares me, that this suddenly happened and has yet to go away. Before this happened I was in the beat shape of my life worked out a lot, not over weight. Now when exercising the static gets worse. I've never had any major health problems other than a little anxiety and occasional headaches but a nap would take that away. Over the last couple years I have had bad back and neck pain from lifting wrong, poor posture and I guess sleeping wrong. Maybe it just caught up with me. I'm wanting to get an mri of my spine, I'm betting it will show something wrong. I'm starting to get used to the visual snow. But it's hell waking up everyday with constant head pressure and excruciating neck and back pain. I feel like my head is to heavy for my neck. I feel like my head is about to blow up. I just want some relief =/. Any have any ideas?

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   Posted 8/28/2014 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been evaluated by a neurologist? I suffered ocular migraines, a few times a week, for years, finally found a doctor that prescribed medication that worked. But things are not always as they seem. Best to consult a professional and let him/her rule out this and that, and to suggest treatments.

The visual cortex is near the rear of the head, but I've not heard of musculoskeletal problems causing those types of symptoms, but that doesn't mean they can't. From my understanding, the visual component of migraines is from constriction of the blood vessels, mine certainly were. Headaches occur when the vessels again dilate after constricting, perhaps over dilate.
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   Posted 8/29/2014 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I would start by seeing a doc, preferrably a neurologist.

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