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Can a pinched vertebral artery in your neck cause a pulsating sensation in or around your head of the other arteries?

Can a pinched vertebral artery in your neck cause a pulsating sensation in or around your head of the other arteries?

Vertebral artery: No. A pinched (stenotic) vertebral artery may not have any symptoms if the opposite vertebral artery is large enough to carry the additional flow. When there is blockage of one vertebral artery and poor collateral flow from other arteries then the pinched vertebral artery can cause imbalance, spinning of the room (vertigo), and light headedness or fainting. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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Dr thinks artery in neck is being pinched+interfering w/blood flow to brain+causing my constant wooziness/drunk feeling. Is this serious?

Dr thinks artery in neck is being pinched+interfering w/blood flow to brain+causing my constant wooziness/drunk feeling. Is this serious?

Depends: Depends on whether that is truly the case. How was that detected? Was it an ultrasound or CTA, etc? Either way, it's not a very common scenario for a pinched artery in the neck to cause "wooziness". How serious it is, depends on the extent/degree of narrowing and whether there is "collateral" flow ...Read more

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How to deal with nerve and artery compression in neck?

How to deal with nerve and artery compression in neck?

Please clarify: Please repost your question with an explanation of which arteries and nerves you are referring to specifically and also how and why you think that yours are compressed and need decompressing. ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle nerve and artery compression in neck?

What's a good way to handle nerve and artery compression in neck?

Need more info: The anatomy of what you describing is important to consider before treatments can be considered - is this a cervical spine problem, for example the vertebral artery is a problem - or is it more a thoracic outlet (where nerves leave the neck and arteries leave the chest. In general conservative therapies like pt and sometimes gentle chiropractic treatments are used for the latter; pt for former. ...Read more

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What are the causes for a inflamed neck artery ?

What are the causes  for a inflamed  neck artery  ?

Several causes: Vasculitis, an inflammatory response where the body reacts against itself; infection, spreading from adjacent site; trauma. It is quite unusual for neck artery to become inflamed. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned 85-90% blockage in their neck artery?

Should i be concerned 85-90% blockage in their neck artery?

Vascular surgeon: That's a high grade blockage and puts one at high risk for a stroke. A vascular surgeon is best qualified to follow, treat and advise a patient with such a high grade blockage. ...Read more

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How do I know if there is artery clogging my neck?

How do I know if there is artery clogging my neck?

Screening ultrasound: Ask your family doctor to examine you and listen to your neck . The best screening test is by doing a duplex ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why does my artery on the right side of my neck hurt?

I don't think you: Can be sure that it is your artery, because it could be muscle, lymph node, or vein, or even pinched nerve. Unless you had an injury, it could be something serious. Please show it to a doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more