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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! ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...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.

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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Can a pinch nerve caue dizziness?

Can a pinch nerve caue dizziness?

You need an eval.: "pinched nerve" means different things to different people. If you have neurologic symptoms, and dizziness, you might be best off to see a physician, perhaps a neurologist to see if you have one underlying condition of both symptoms, or two conditions. ...Read more

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Do you experience dizziness with a pinched nerve?

Do you experience dizziness with a pinched nerve?

Usually not: Are you referring to a cranial or spinal nerve being pinched? ...Read more

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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