U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 28-year-old male asked:

Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Any discomfort in the body can make a person worries and feels light headed. Start with your primary care doctor!

Similar questions

A 48-year-old member asked:

Can my dizziness be caused by pinched nerve?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Possible: However the nerve that is injured that would cause dizziness is either in the head or in the brain stem. So unless these areas were injured unlikely that dizziness is associated with pinched nerve. Some people who have a lot of pain, can have a vasovagal response in which the body is trying to cope with the pain and can cause you to feel sick to your stomach, dizziness or feeling of passing out.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Do you experience dizziness with a pinched nerve?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Usually not: Are you referring to a cranial or spinal nerve being pinched?
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is dizzyness a side effect of a pinched nerve?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Wang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 41 years experience
dizziness and pain. : Usually not. However, a sudden sharp pain by nerve acute irritated might induce dizziness due to pain induced blood pressure disturbance. Most case pain medications, especially narcotics and nerve membrane stabilizers, such as Neurontin (gabapentin) might induced dizziness like feeling.

Related questions

A 46-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to get dizziness from a pinched nerve in neck?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 54-year-old female asked:
Can cervical herniated discs compressing the nerves cause vertigo or dizziness?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 39-year-old female asked:
I had a lump removed in my neck and they cut the nerve. Can that cause dizziness
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated May 24, 2019


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.