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Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

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

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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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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

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Can anxiety cause shoulder and neck muscle spasm on one side with dizziness?

Can anxiety cause shoulder and  neck muscle spasm on one side with dizziness?

Not directly: The link between anxiety and a specific spasm or physical symptom is indirect. Anxiety initiates the fight/flight response in humans. In actual threat it is life-saving. In emotional threat, it pumps the same chemicals through us and our bodies respond in unique (maybe common) ways. Maybe, thrown off balance, you get dizzy. Not running, your most vulnerable muscles read the signal and tighten. CBT ...Read more

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It doesn't hurt but feels sore and makes me a bit dizzy and my muscles tense in my jaw/neck heat or cold compress for probabletmj (ruled out inner ear?

It doesn't hurt but feels sore and makes me a bit dizzy and my muscles tense in my jaw/neck  heat or cold compress for probabletmj (ruled out inner ear?

Tmj : Tmj can do it all, even make you a little dizzy. If you have true vertigo- feeling of spinning or motion with stereotypic head motions then vertigo is more likely. ...Read more

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I have sinus and muscle spasm in my neck can it make me dizzy?

I have sinus and muscle spasm in my neck can it make me dizzy?

Yes : Do you mean sinus infection? Many conditions involving the sinus and the neck can cause dizziness. A doctor should be consulted to obtain a formal diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Back neck muscles ache, dizziness, light headed, ears burning, what could this mean?

Back neck muscles ache, dizziness, light headed, ears burning, what could this mean?

Anxiety/neuro: This could be due to anxiety. But you should see a neurologist to make sure it is nothing physical in your brain. ...Read more

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