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Can Neck Tension Cause Dizziness
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dizziness/vertigo (feels like floor is moving) at random times. No ear pain, but have neck tension. Anything else that can cause this? Should I worry?
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
I experience dizziness with tension in upper back, neck, headache, why do drs. Dismiss this as anxiety ?
Tension headache: Tension headaches occur in the distribution you describe. Dizziness can be associated with anxiety. If symptoms aren't resolving with current treatment, follow up with another doctor. Go to er at any point if the symptoms are worsening to the point of agony or associated with new neurological symptoms. Most of the time, this kind of diagnosis can be made by exam. Might need further workup... ...Read more
I get dizzy once a week but its not real bad. my neck hurt at the base of it I think its how I sleep. can it be from tension and the way its position?
Dizzy, head feels heavy&i feel like i'm falling to the left.Headache w tight neck(tension headache?) is dizziness related to headache? What can I do?
Complex headache: If you are truly having a persistent tendency to fall to the left with your headache, this is a specific abnormal neurological symptom and you need a full evaluation. This is not a feature of common headaches like muscle tension, and would be very rare even for migraine headache. Don't try any specific treatment until the cause of the headache is determined. ...Read more
Does tight muscles in neck and shoulders make you feel little dizzy and funny feeling in head, maybe not enough blood flowing? Tension headaches?
Hi im having vision problems dizziness jaw tightness neck tension, jaw pops when i open my mouth. Pls help my doctor won't help.
TMD: Some joint displacement (clicking) and pterygoid hypertrophy (jaw tightness) are usually the result of chronic nocturnal (nighttime) clenching. These nighttime events create tremendous muscle force and activity that can be at play. Find a dentist trained in treating tmd pain with a nti devise. ...Read more
Severe forehead headache, neck pain, ear pain , dizzy head very heavy is it a combination of sinus and tension headache? Eyes heavy too.Spin sensation
See a doctor: I'm sorry, but we can't diagnose you from online. Please see a physician who can properly take your history, examine you, and treat you. Please do this as soon as you can -- sinus infections can worsen if not addressed. Be well. ...Read more
Huge sinus pressure for two months ...Nose, under eyes.. Tension on my neck , being dizzy, out of balance, luck of concentration, blurry vision?
Severe tension headache pain behind eyes in through mouth and even in my throat neck sharp shooting pain nauseated dizzy tired is this normal?
Yes: Cervicogenic dizziness can be caused by arthritis. There are many good treatment options that range according to your specific symptoms. See a physiatrist for treatment. There is a good article that explains in detail: 'evaluation and management of cervicogenic dizziness' borg-stein j, et al. Critical reviews in physical and rehabilitation medicine (2001(. ...Read more
TMJ Dysfunction: TMD, musculoskeletal pain in the TMJ area can arise from the cervical spine and those rheumatic and collagen diseases that affect the masticatory system and cervical spine. Because muscle pain is a deep somatic pain, it can also cause central excitatory effects through sensory, motor or autonomic systems (neck problems or dizziness). ...Read more
Yes : There are nerves in the neck that tell the brain where the head is relative to the body so dizziness and imbalance can result especially if the dizzyness and severity of the neck symptoms go together. Nerves in the neck if stimulated can cause nystagmus an eye movement associated with inner ear causes of vertigo. Often responds to neck pt. ...Read more
Can stiff neck cause dizziness... My neck shoulder remains stiff next morning aftrr heavy badminton games.
4 years ago a guy hit me on top of neck (closed fist) got dizzy stayed awake can it cause something now like an injury?
Does neck degeneration cause stiff neck? Dizziness? What symptoms cpme from.this and what does it mean? Xrays showed it don't know what it is
Dizziness when turning head. Could this be bc I dont move my neck much cause of my office Is this veritgo and is there home remedies and how long las?
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
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