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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I have a pinched nerve on my spine in the L5 region and I am constantly dizzy and I get headaches 5 times a week. What do I do?

I have a pinched nerve on my spine in the L5 region and I am constantly dizzy and I get headaches 5 times a week. What do I do?

Unrelated: The lower back is very unlikely to cause dizziness and headaches. I would expect that with a neck problem, but not a lumbar 5 disc problem. If you are anxious and tense about your back, it may indirectly be related. I would recommend some core exercises and stretching: pilates/yoga/piyo, lower your stress, consider mckenzie pt with a doc's rx, if no better, time to see your pcp and get checked out. ...Read more

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How do you treat pinched nerves in the neck from forward head posture? I'm getting headaches and dizziness when standing. Other problems too...

How do you treat pinched nerves in the neck from forward head posture? I'm getting headaches and dizziness when standing. Other problems too...

Physical therapy: First line treatment for forward head posture is physical therapy, in which the muscles at the back part of your neck/spine can be strengthened to improve your posture. You may find that the improved posture helps your other symptoms too. Do see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Does c5-c6, c6-c7 disc herniation n nerve compression cause headaches/ dizziness?

Does c5-c6, c6-c7 disc herniation n nerve compression cause headaches/ dizziness?

Probably not: Although cervical spine problems can be associated with headaches and dizziness, usually these problems originate from the upper cervical segments (c2-5). If you are having arm and/or upper back pain, it is probably the result of these disc herniations. You should know that many patients without symptoms will have c5-7 disc herniations on their MRI which may be a serendipitous finding. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness?

Yes: Any discomfort in the body can make a person worries and feels light headed. Start with your primary care doctor! ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness? My son was in a accident last year and has had constant back pain, now he is getting light headed and feeling na

Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness? My son was in a accident last year and has had constant back pain, now he is getting light headed and feeling na

Concussion Syndrome: Typically a "pinched nerve" in the lower back will not cause any dizziness. If he was in an accident, it is possible that your son may have suffered a concussion even without loss of consciousness. I would recommend further evaluation by a specialist for that possibility. There are many other causes of dizziness that may require an ENT evaluation or neurological consult. Medication side effects? ...Read more

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Can my dizziness be caused by pinched nerve?

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. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause dizziness and nausea?

Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause dizziness and nausea?

Its possible: Nausea can certainly be a response to pain. The dizziness I find a little harder to relate. ...Read more

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Stretched in bed, pushing my head into pillow. Got really dizzy! Could barely sit up. Could pinched nerve cause this?

Stretched in bed, pushing my head into pillow. Got really dizzy! Could barely sit up. Could pinched nerve cause this?

Insufficient data: Please repeat your post and include the reason why you could barely sit up (dizziness vs muscle weakness) and also where in your body you think this "pinched nerve" may be. Your body has nerves everywhere that go everywhere. ...Read more

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Can a pinch nerve in the neck or crown of skull cause dizziness? Strained neck heard a pop doesn't hurt but very annoying. Lower back of head tender.

Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause temporary and limited episodes of dizziness but it shouldn't necessarily persist as long periods of dizziness. There might be something else going on if that is the case, including a diskmpronlem with nerve or vascualr compromise. If the dizziness doesn't clear expeditiously, I would make an appointment to see a neurologist and have it thoroughly checked out. ...Read more

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Do you experience dizziness with a pinched nerve?

Do you experience dizziness with a pinched nerve?

Usually not: Are you referring to a cranial or spinal nerve being pinched? ...Read more

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Is it possible to get dizziness from a pinched nerve in neck?

Is it possible to get dizziness from a pinched nerve in neck?

Not usually: "pinched nerve in neck" is a vague term for cervical nerve root compression. This gives you arm pain, never dizziness. Who diagnosed a "pinched nerve"? Neck pain can be a sign of vertebral artery dissection, which can lead to dizziness and brain stem stroke/come/death. Please make sure you see your family physician for a full workup, may need a vascular study for any history of neck trauma. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pinched nerve in neck, last 2 days have had lightheadedness and dizzy. Is this normal?

Diagnosed with pinched nerve in neck, last 2 days have had lightheadedness and dizzy. Is this normal?

Neck dizziness: Because of nerve pathways between brain and neck that have to do with position sense, abnormal nerve activity in the neck is often associated with dizziness. ...Read more

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Does c4-c5, c5-c6 disc herniation n nerve impinchment cause headache / dizziness?

Does c4-c5, c5-c6 disc herniation n nerve impinchment cause headache / dizziness?

Not directly: C5 nerve causes referred pain to the arm, C6 nerve causes referred pain to the thumb.

People with pinched nerves in the cervical spine will often also complain of neck pain and some headaches. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in neck. Tingling in pinky and ring finger. Now I'm getting dizzy/feeling like fainting. Gets better when I move neck forward. Related?

Pinched nerve in neck. Tingling in pinky and ring finger. Now I'm getting dizzy/feeling like fainting. Gets better when I move neck forward. Related?

Possible: It the arthritis and inflammation or vertebrae condition is enough to be causing issues with the posterior circulation to the brain via the Vertebral Artery (ies), ... when you extend the neck, the circulation can be compromised leading to dizziness, and with forward flexion the pressure would be relieved. ...Read more

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Dizziness & pain in neck when turn head to either side. Occasionally see black spots. Have Mild C5-C6 pinched nerve, neck stiffness & pain?

Get it checked,,: It's a good idea to get this checked out, especially the dizziness, as it could mean something more than a pinched nerve. It could be something to do with the ear canal or a blood pressure issue or some other condition. So it's a good idea to get a comprehensive check-up along with the results of the tests you had to find out what this is. Good luck! ...Read more

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Discomfort in neck and back of head, dizziness, left eye can sometimes feel cool to the touch and on rare occasion stings. Is it a pinched nerve?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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ENT DR said that my dizziness, light sensitivity, headaches are caused by back of neck tightness/strain, I experience PVC and acidreflux (digestion problems)too should I talk to him about vagus nerve?

ENT DR said that my dizziness, light sensitivity, headaches are caused by back of neck tightness/strain, I experience PVC and acidreflux (digestion problems)too should I talk to him about vagus nerve?

Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www. Cardiamin. Com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www. Amazon. Com) and visit www. Dysautonomiainternational. O ...Read more

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Can a pinch nerve caue dizziness?

Can a pinch nerve caue dizziness?

You need an eval.: "pinched nerve" means different things to different people. If you have neurologic symptoms, and dizziness, you might be best off to see a physician, perhaps a neurologist to see if you have one underlying condition of both symptoms, or two conditions. ...Read more

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Can cervical stenosis cause dizziness and headaches?

Can cervical stenosis cause dizziness and headaches?

The degenerative: Changes that can be a cause of the spinal stenosis can lead to headaches originating in the back of the head or occipital region but would be unlikely a cause of dizziness unless those same degenerative chamges lead to a narrowing of the bony canals of the vertebral arteries that pass up through the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Can fluid in your ear cause dizziness and headaches?

Can fluid in your ear cause dizziness and headaches?

Middle ear effusion: In general, fluid in the middle ear should not cause dizziness or headache. It definitely causes hearing loss in the affected ear. There are many other causes for dizziness or headache. You need to be evaluated by your primary care doctor, possibly an otolaryngologist, and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism cause dizziness and headaches?

Can astigmatism cause dizziness and headaches?

It can: Uncorrected (that is, without proper glasses or contact lenses) vision can cause fatigue, headaches and rarely, dizziness. If these problems occur with proper glasses, then they are not caused by the need for glasses. In this cases, a visit to the primary care doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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What can cause headaches and dizziness?

What can cause headaches and dizziness?

Many things: Most common would be migraine. Next would be ear and sinus infection. Bad would include brain tumor and meningitis. Medication and drug toxicity and too much alcohol can cause this. Head trauma, stress, emotional stress, lack of sleep can all result in these symptoms. Get a thorough evaluation! ...Read more

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What causes someone to get headaches and dizziness?

Headaches: Migraine headaches may present with dizziness at times. However these symptoms are not exclusive of migraines. Consult with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment as other more serious conditions need to be excluded. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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What are the causes of headaches, dizziness and sensitively to light?

Probably migraine: Migraine is the most likely culprit especially if the headaches are episodic. Throw in a little nausea or movement/activity making the pain worse and you're likely sold. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of headaches and dizziness what is the cause?

What are possible causes of headaches and dizziness what is the cause?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more