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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


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I have bein diagnosed with straightening of the neck. Can this cause sore scalp and dizziness ?

I have bein diagnosed with straightening of the neck.  Can this  cause sore scalp and dizziness ?

Neck Straightening: Several conditions, from congenital disorders to poor posture, may cause the head to move out of its natural position. With torticollis, or wry neck, the muscles on one side of the head spasm, causing the head to twist to one side. With kyphosis, the muscles on the front of the neck pull the head forward. In many cases, these conditions may be corrected with surgery, but exercises can also help. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and my neck is stiff I'm weak in the arms and legs feeling dizzy and coughing and I'm feeling warm what's the cause?

I have a sore throat and my neck is stiff I'm weak in the arms and legs feeling dizzy and coughing  and I'm feeling warm what's the cause?

URTI: You are ill and may have strep ,other bacterial/viral infection, mycoplasma, retropharyngeal abscess and /obronchitis/pneumonia. Would seek medical attention soon. The stiff neck is concerning, is it just the sides of your shoulders or do you have difficult bending your neck forward ? Do you have sensitivity to light ?Nausea? headache? if so it is a medical emergency and go to the ER immediately ...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.

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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Under right jaw I have lump. When I look to the right downward, and turn head upright I feel lightheaded,dizzy.lymph under arm and neck tender, causes?

Under right jaw I have lump. When I look to the right downward, and turn head upright I feel lightheaded,dizzy.lymph under arm and neck tender, causes?

Lump a concern: I suspect the lump and the dizziness are unrelated. The combined movements of your head which you describe might make anybody dizzy by slightly compromising the blood flow in your neck. This is not particularly concerning. However, lumps need attention and if it persists for a week or so, along with the tenderness, see your doctor for evaluation, especially if it seems to be enlarging. Good wishes ...Read more

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Yesterday my daughter was dizzy all day and today woke up with very sore neck on left side. Can't turn neck, no injury.

Yesterday my daughter was dizzy all day and today woke up with very sore neck on left side.  Can't turn neck, no injury.

Neck problems : check if there is any fever, sore throat, or headaches.strep throat can do this. Also check if there is any medications. Check for injuries. ...Read more