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Can A Pinched Nerve Cause Dizziness And Headaches
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
Cervical disc: It is unlikely that a bulging disc will cause your symptoms. It may cause muscle spasms of the neck muscles, which cause pain along with any nerve that is being pinched by the bulging disc. Pain can cause lightheadedness or even dizziness if it is severe. Please get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Yes: A pinched nerve certainly can, most notably in a distribution starting at the base of your skull in the back and wrapping up around your scalp and onto your forehead on one side. Irritation to some nerves in your neck can also lead to lower face and head tingling as well. If it progresses, or if it does not go away in a few weeks, you may need some imaging to make sure there is no entrapment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated disc: A herniated disc in the neck can cause a pinched nerve or pressure on the spinal cord. Depending on the severity of the compression, the pain can radiate into the head, create tension migraines, radiating pain into the arms, hand numbness, weakness, and tremors or spasms in the legs. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many conditions: Many conditions cause a throbbing pain in the head. Are you certain it is a nerve pain? Where is it? How long does it last? Is it worse with any activities? Migraine headache is the most common throbbing head pain, trigeminal neuralgia, tension headache, and headache related to the sinuses are some of the other possible causes. You may need an examination and testing to get the answer. ...Read more
Might a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head and cause tingling?
Dr. Roy G. Spurling : When you turn your head to one side & experience tingling and shooting pain (radiculopathy) in your arm, upper back or shoulder region on the same side your neck was turned to, it may be indicative of a pinched nerve (foraminal stenosis; nerve root impingement. Modification of this maneuver performed by the doctor is called spurling's maneuver or sign, named after the neurosurgeon who named it. ...Read more
Rare: A very specific brain tumor on the 5th cranial nerve can cause jaw pain. The 5th cranial nerve or trigeminal nerve gives sensation to the the face. Its lower branch goes to the jaw. A tumor (such as a schwannoma or meningioma) on this nerve can lead to the pain. Treatment is neurosurgery or gamma knife radiation depending on the size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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