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Can A Trapped Nerve Cause Dizziness
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
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Stretched in bed, pushing my head into pillow. Got really dizzy! Could barely sit up. Could pinched nerve cause this?
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. ...Read more