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Can neck tension and anxiety cause dizziness and brain fog?

Can neck tension and anxiety cause dizziness and brain fog?

See your doctor : Your symptoms can be due to a multitude of medical conditions. These need to be ruled out before we assign your symptoms to anxiety or "stress". Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical exam to include comprehensive lab panel. Your symptoms could be due to diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, medications, neurological illness, etc. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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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Can tension in neck and shoulders cause dizziness? if not what could it be? dizziness sometimes all of a sudden?

Can tension in neck and shoulders cause dizziness? if not what could it be?  dizziness sometimes all of a sudden?

Lighteheaded/vertigo: tension in the neck and shoulders are not usually associated with dizziness. Vertigo is a sensation of spinning, like when you jumped of a whirly-gig in the playgorund as a child. Lightheadedness is like when you feel like feinting after giving blood. When you see your doctor you need to give him a history which helps distinguish between these so it will inform how to proceed ...Read more

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Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Unfortunately we only find out what causes dizziness less than 2% of the time and those people who have the 2% usually have something really bad wrong with them. I suppose it could. It could affect the baroreceptors in the large vessels in the neck, it could pull on the temporal skull bones causing inner ear issues, or affect cranial nerves in the suboccipital region. All possibilities. ...Read more

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I would like to know if tension in the neck and shoulders can cause dizziness and heaviness in the eyes?

I would like to know if tension in the neck and shoulders can cause dizziness and heaviness in the eyes?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Can bad posture laying in bed cause muscle tension in the neck with dizziness/vertigo.

Can bad posture laying in bed cause muscle tension in the neck with dizziness/vertigo.

Yes: Bad posture in bed that impinges on the structures in the neck can do many thing like you suggest. Remember in the neck you are dealing with blood vessels, nerves, muscles & ligaments. If any of them are not able to function well you will pay the consequences. ...Read more

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Dizziness, brain fog and head pressure on and off for three years. What could it be? Can tension in neck cause this?

Dizziness, brain fog and head pressure on and off for three years. What could it be? Can tension in neck cause this?

Stress related?: It may be stress related if you have appropriately ruled out medical causes by visiting appropriate MD's and following their recommendations. If your primary care physician can find no medical issues/concerns, a referral to a psychologist for stress reduction, relaxation training and overall wellness sessions may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have constant pressure on the side of my neck. Also tension on the back of my head with dizziness. The pain has been there for months now the dizziness started within the week.

I have constant pressure on the side of my neck. Also tension on the back of my head with dizziness. The pain has been there for months now the dizziness started within the week.

Neck distress: Muscle tension in the neck or back of the scalp can be caused by chronic stress or a strain. Dizziness in the form of lightheadedness may be related or could be due to other factors such as inner ear disorder,low blood pressure,anemia,etc. See your physician for an examination and perhaps a referral for stress management therapy will be made after his/her assessment rules out other problems. ...Read more

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Can neck sprains give you tension headaches and make you feel dizzy?

Can neck sprains give you tension headaches and make you feel dizzy?

Yes: Yes, neck sprains with discl and facet injury can cause headaches arising in the back of the head and radiating into the temple. Also there are symptoms of dizziness associated with neck sprain or whiplash injuries. ...Read more