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Can scoliosis with spondylosis of the lower back cause dizziness?

Can scoliosis with spondylosis of the lower back cause dizziness?

Not typically: Lower back problems of degenerative change ( spondylosis ) and associated scoliosis can cause pain in the lower back and legs if there is nerve compromise. There can be balance difficulty if there is enough mechanical abnormality to cause spinal stenosis. True dizziness, however, is not typically associated with a lower back problem and should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I might be suffering from cervical spondylosis that caused me to feel heaviness in my head and dizziness. Can that be cure?Or what should be done. TY.

I might be suffering from cervical spondylosis that caused me to feel heaviness in my head and dizziness. Can that be cure?Or what should be done. TY.

Possibly: You are very young to have cervical spondylosis, and if severe can cause vestibular problems and a sensory type of ataxia. Medical and surgical management can control some of the problems/symptoms. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy, i breath heard, my shouldes, my neck and my back head heards, my blood presure is variable, anxiety. Can be my spondylosis the cause?

I feel dizzy, i breath heard, my shouldes, my neck and my back head heards, my blood presure is variable, anxiety. Can be my spondylosis the cause?

Multiple things: Sounds like at least there is pain and anxiety involved which may be affecting all your other systems. Have you considered an appointment with a doctor....or your doctor? Conservative techniques such as relaxation maneuvers, visual imagery, and of course, appropriate treatment for the pain depending upon what's causing it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cervical Spondylosis a lot of dizziness , no pain . What to do ?

Unrelated: Dizzyness is very unlikely to be caused by cervical spondylosis. I would recommend you see your primary care physician for evaluation of the real cause of your dizzyness. ...Read more

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Why do we have vertigo/dizziness when we have cervical spondylosis?

Why do we have vertigo/dizziness when we have cervical spondylosis?

Vertigo & Neck Pain: Cervical spondylosis isn't commonly associated with vertigo. The vertebrobasilar circulation supplies the balance centers in the brain. Cervical osteophytes can press on the vertebral artery causing its occlusion during head turning. The most common complaint in patients with vertebrobasilar insufficiency is vertigo. You should be evaluated by a neurologist and referred appropriately. ...Read more

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What's the best way 2 treat headaches from cervical spondylosis , & dizziness ? I was thinking maybe physio might help

Neck: Great question cervical vertigo also called hairdresser syndrome is treated with physical therapy of the neck. See a neurologist may need MRI and they put you into rehab. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr said I have cervical spondylosis I have lots of pain on my shoulders arms and i get cramps when i move my hands and neck i get dizziness at times?

Very general: Spondylosis is a very general diagnosis and at your age would not be that significant. If your pain is traveling down one or both arms and there is weakness, the next step is a MRI scan. Most neck pain will resolve in time and with conservative care. If you have had the problem for more than a few months and it is not improving then you need to see a specialist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more