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2 Potential Short Neck Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Klippel - Feil Syndrome

    Klippel-Feil Syndrome is a bone disorder that is present at birth (congenital). In this condition, two or more vertebra (bones of the spine) are joined together in the neck. This results in three major symptoms - a short neck, a low-appearing hairline at the back of the head, and limited range of motion of the neck.

    No serious life-long effects if treated early, although activities that can injure the neck should be avoided.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    short neck, difficulty moving the neck
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Hunter Syndrome

    Hunter syndrome is a rare genetic disorder, which is part of a family of diseases called lysosomal storage disorders. People with Hunter syndrome lack a protein that helps break down certain molecules. If these molecules build up within the body, they can cause issues with the heart, bones, and the nervous system, resulting in cognitive decline.

    Most improvements occur in the first 12-18 months of treatment, but this genetic disorder unfortunately does not yet have a cure.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, joint stiffness, hearing loss, disproportionately large head, developmental delay
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Short Neck

  • Q.Does the hair on the back of your head extend far down your neck?
  • Q.Have you noticed a change in your hearing?
  • Q.Can you fully move your neck in every direction?
  • Q.Is your jaw small for your head?

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Short Neck Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced short neck have also experienced:

    • 25% Foot Pain
    • 25% Mild Pelvis Pain
    • 25% Pain in the Back of the Neck
  • People who have experienced short neck were most often matched with:

    • 63% Klippel - Feil Syndrome
    • 31% Hunter Syndrome
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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