Neck- Tongue Syndrome
Dr. Rajasekaran Stephen
Neck- Tongue Syndrome
Neck – Tongue Syndrome.
Under the title neck- tongue syndrome , Lance and Anthony have described the occurrence of a sharp pain and tingling in the upper neck or occiput on sudden rotation of the neck associated with numbness of the ipsilateral half of the tongue. They attribute the syndrome to stretching of the C2 ventral ramus, which contains proprioceptive fibers from the tongue; these fibers run from the lingual nerve to the hypoglossal nerve and thence to the second cervical root.