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Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Very doubtful: A neck muscle problem primarily would not cause dizziness or balance problems. However, problems with your spine could cause both balance problems and neck pain. Dizziness would still be a separate issue. ...Read more

Dr. Rabindra Kitchener
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Poor Balance (Definition)

Poor balance can occur with a number of conditions that cause a sense of dizziness/ movement/ spinning or lack of feeling steady even when is not in ...Read more


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Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table. Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table. Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Bleeding, anemia: Fibroids, also called leiomyomas are benign uterine tumors (not cysts) that can cause pain and heavy bleeding with your periods. If they are causing very heavy periods, this can lead to anemia and the dizziness, lightheadedness, etc you described. They are easily diagnosed with an ultrasound. See your ob/gyn for this. ...Read more

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Can being vitamin d deficient cause dizziness and balance problems? I recently had a blood test and my gp told me I was deficient (score was 15) and put me on high dose supplements for a month.

Can being vitamin d deficient cause dizziness and balance problems? I recently had a blood test and my gp told me I was deficient (score was 15) and put me on high dose supplements for a month.

Not usually: But why not replenish this vital vitamin, as it is critical in numerous immunological and hormonal bodily functions, and deficiencies have been associated with numerous problems. Give it at least 3 months, and recheck levels at that point. ...Read more

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What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

Vertigo: The symptoms you describe suggest a diagnosis of an inner ear problem called labarynthitis. Causes are multiple, some benign and some serious. If symptoms are persistant, serious problems are more likely. See your family doctor to discuss this matter further and to determine if further evaluation is required. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a bad eardrum cause balance problems or dizziness?

Might it be possible that a bad eardrum cause balance problems or dizziness?

Dizziness: Not sure what you mean by "bad" eardrum but problems in the middle ear. .. Infections, trauma, tumors... Can cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes cause dizziness or balance problems?

Can dry eyes cause dizziness or balance problems?

Likely not: Dry eyes can cause drying of the cornea. Balance is mediated by the inner ear and cerebellum... ...Read more

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Dizziness and balance problems, could this be a ear disorder, is this possible?

Dizziness and balance problems, could this be a ear disorder, is this possible?

Balance problems: The most common cause of dizziness and balance problems is related to the inner ear. In rare cases it can also come from issues in the brain, particularly in an area of the brain we call the cerebellum, . ...Read more

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I experience brief dizziness and balance problems and occasionally some very brief sensations in my chest (non painful) that go away quickly. They are typically 2-3inches below my nipple or to the left, near my side. Rarely in the center of my chest?

I experience brief dizziness and balance problems and occasionally some very brief sensations in my chest (non painful) that go away quickly. They are typically 2-3inches below my nipple or to the left, near my side. Rarely in the center of my chest?

Not certain: It is difficult to explain your symptoms without further evaluation. This could be cardiac, arrhythmia or neurological in origin. I favor arrhythmia from your description. You need a physical examination and some simple lab testing to define the problem. Establish with a health care professional and get checked out. ...Read more

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What is this? Balance problems while standing, feeling off balance or I might fall. Feeling dizzy when I turn my head. I get very sensitive sensations.

What is this? Balance problems while standing, feeling off balance or I might fall. Feeling dizzy when I turn my head. I get very sensitive sensations.

Diagnosis: Balance problems may be otologic (inner ear) or central (brain). The symptoms sound like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (an inner ear disturbance caused by loose calcium carbonate stones). See an
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I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: after exercise, prolonged standing). The following also describe me: Lightheaded, Fatigue, Spinning sensation, and Balance problems. What should I do?

I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: after exercise, prolonged standing). The following also describe me: Lightheaded, Fatigue, Spinning sensation, and Balance problems. What should I do?

Sounds like you have: Orthostatic hypotension. Possibly autonomic dysfunction or POTS. Try eating a high salt diet and maintaining good hydration (Water) to see if that helps. A kosher Dill pickle daily has lots of salt, low calories (5) and no cholesterol. If you are not improved after two to three weeks you should see a health care provider for a dysautonomia work up. ...Read more

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Can you help determine my symptoms? Dizziness, tremors on left side, head pain, balance problems and general body pains. Been to the doctors, no help

See a neurologist: The dizziness, imbalance, focal tremors, associated with aches and pains suggest many potential illnesses, and this needs to be diagnosed. Am perplexed why you conclude that your doctors have been of "no help", as our job is to diagnose and ease misery, not to ignore problems. In pts with many problems such as yours, might wonder about lyme disease, inflammatory issues, vasculitis, etc. ...Read more

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Could you giveme some insight to some symptoms I've had recently. Lightheadedness, dizziness, balance problems, heart palps. I'm a healthy 19 yr old?

How's the BP?: These symptoms can be physical as in anemia or inner ear, cardiac, blood loss, anemia, neurological as in vasovagal, hormonal, emotional, fatigue, medications, too much caffeine, etc. Etc. Iow, see a doctor at your earliest convenience. If you are or passing out, however, go to the nearest er. ...Read more

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Is a prominent horizontal band of sclerosis in T8 -9 and L5-S1 multiple sclerosis, have had dizziness, balance problems and bad hand coordinaton?

Is a prominent horizontal band of sclerosis in T8 -9 and L5-S1 multiple sclerosis, have had dizziness, balance problems and bad hand coordinaton?

Possibly?: Depends of what you mean by sclerosis? If there is abnormal findings on the spinal cord itself, possibly MS, but I'd expect there to be abnormal brain MRI as well. If the "sclerosis" is involved in other structures: discs, facet joints, ligaments, etc. Then you can take MS out of the picture. ...Read more

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What causes loss of balance and dizziness? I have had laringitis for 3 weeks not on meds of any kind

If: If the perception of movement is rotary or spinning, this is termed vertigo and is usually reflective of an inner ear problem. Given your recent history of laryngitis, I agree with dr. Fowler that this is probably viral in origin and typically self-limiting. If the vertigo is not associated with any hearing loss, this is usually from vestibular neuronitis (inflammation around the balance nerves near the brainstem). Normally, when the brain receives simultaneous and equal input from our balance organs (semicircular canals), the two signals cancel out and we don't perceive imbalance. When one of the inputs from one ear is firing at a different rate or intensity the the brain interprets the difference as asymmetry and we experience vertigo. Hope this didn't confuse you but it is a very complicated system. ...Read more

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What could cause, dizziness, nausea, and loss of balance?

What could cause, dizziness, nausea, and loss of balance?

Many mechanisms: Would check for thyroid and anemia problems, but also blood pressure and cardiac events. The constellation of symptoms could be inner ear, and Meniere's might be considered. Some of this occurs in a whole variety of systemic illnesses, and even neurological disorders. Hard to pin down based upon this description, but a Concierge visit may help. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Balance Problems (Definition)

Balance problems is a symptom in which a person has trouble staying in a steady position when sitting, ...Read more