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Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness?

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!

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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Can my dizziness be caused by pinched nerve?

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.

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Can cervical herniated discs compressing the nerves cause vertigo or dizziness?

Can cervical herniated discs compressing the nerves cause vertigo or dizziness?

Cervical vertigo: Yes- although we are still trying to understand this, it is generally recognized by otolaryngologists (ent doctors) that this is a condition referred to as cervical vertigo. A physical exam is needed, often followed by a cervical spine x-ray and MRI to assess the anatomy of the vertebrae, discs, and the nerve rootlets as they emerge between the vertebrae. Www. Mainline. Ent.

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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.

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I had a lump removed in my neck and they cut the nerve. Can that cause dizziness

I had a lump removed in my neck and they cut the nerve. Can that cause dizziness

No: Which nerve? The important nerves at risk during a neck dissection or removal of a mass would be the branch of the facial nerve to the lower lip (marginal mandibular nerve), the accessory spinal nerve, which would make your shoulder weak. I suppose it would be possible they could have cut the phrenic nerve, which would cause some shortness of breath. None of these would cause dizziness.

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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.

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Is there a nerve in my atlas in my neck that could cause a mild aura if tweaked? And causes a brief dizziness and head spinning?

Is there a nerve in my atlas in my neck that could cause a mild aura if tweaked? And causes a brief dizziness and head spinning?

Bppv: You are likely suffering from a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo caused by sudden head movements. The dizziness is classic and lasts only 30 secs or less. Occurs with head movements. It can be easily taken care of in an ents office with an eppley maneuver in 80 to 90 % of the cases. Good luck. Hope you feel better. Check it out on the web and see if this is it.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Months of dizziness, leg/arm tingling @age 38. Nerve tests, MRIs etc only found herniated disks. But feels like I got taller then. Anything cause that?

Question not clear?: Disc disease can cause tingling in the arms and legs. It is not as often a cause of dizziness at such a young age and thus this should be evaulated further by a Neurologist. Consideration for injections or a neuropathic pain med. The comment about getting taller is not clear although some have tried manipulation and traction to minimize muscle tightness and spasm.

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Can constipation cause dizziness/lightheadedness. I usually am dizzy when unable to have bm. It is uaually followed by diarrhea. Can constipation press on a vagus nerve?

Can constipation cause dizziness/lightheadedness. I usually am dizzy when unable to have bm. It is uaually followed by diarrhea. Can constipation press on a vagus nerve?

Normally not: Anything is possible but your symptoms suggest that you at least need a GI workup. The vagus nerve is too far away to be directly affected. Are you anemic? If you are regualarly constipated are you sure that it is diarreah and not chyme (liquid processed food)pushing past old stool? Sometimes hypothyroidism can cause chronic constipation. Perhaps you should check with your primary care.

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Autonomic nerve caused squeezing chest and back pain/tightness, cold sweat, nausea and dizziness? Is this nerve liable to repeat the symptoms?

Autonomic nerve caused squeezing chest and back pain/tightness, cold sweat, nausea and dizziness? Is this nerve liable to repeat the symptoms?

See your doctor: In an older person, would be very considered about an episode of cardiac angina, but your symptoms could represent esophageal or gastric problems, and cannot fully exclude pulmonary embolism or aortic dissection. Do not delay, this could be a serious problem.

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Get tingling in arms & legs and dizziness, esp. In public places. MRIs, blood work, nerve tests, neuro exams show no problems. What could cause this?

Get tingling in arms & legs and dizziness, esp. In public places. MRIs, blood work, nerve tests, neuro exams show no problems. What could cause this?

Tingling in arms & legs and dizziness,: Fortunately, all tests are normal, meaning there is no major pathology seen. Most likely your symptoms are possibly stress related and might have underlying GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) or OCD. This is not that uncommon, and when in public, your lack of CONTROL can cause you to have tingling, hyperventilation, dizziness, etc. Treatment would be counseling +/or medications will help

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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