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Chatham, NJ
A 23-year-old female asked:

Can anxiety (specifically anxiety about dizziness) cause dizziness when bending head and neck over or in different directions? doc says not bppv.

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Possibly: Balance and dizziness issues are related to 3 general areas. There is inner ear input, visual input, and musculoskeletal input. A problem in any area can cause confusing signals to your brain and make you feel dizzy. In your case, it could be another inner ear problem- not bppv according to your md- or may be related to cervical(neck) musculoskeletal issues.
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