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Weird dizziness when laying down but no dizziness when bending head up back or side. Do you think it's neck related? I don't think it's bppv help

Weird dizziness when laying down but no dizziness when bending head up back or side. Do you think it's neck related? I don't think it's bppv help

Vertebral artery: If you have neck problems, the cause of dizziness can be benign or related to an interruption of blood flow in the vertebral artery. If this is a new problem, see a neurologist. ...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


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Can anxiety (specifically anxiety about dizziness) cause dizziness when bending head and neck over or in different directions? Doc says not bppv.

Possibly: Balance and dizziness issues are related to 3 general areas. There is inner ear input, visual input, and musculoskeletal input. A problem in any area can cause confusing signals to your brain and make you feel dizzy. In your case, it could be another inner ear problem- not bppv according to your md- or may be related to cervical (neck) musculoskeletal issues. ...Read more

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Headache ringing ears sinus pain dizziness when bending forward shoulder and neck pain?

Headache ringing ears sinus pain dizziness when bending forward shoulder and neck pain?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more

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Can neck pain cause vertigo and dizziness when bending head and neck over or to the side? Or when laying down? It's not bppv (as told by my ent)

Yes: Usually you have inner ear issues but occasionally the vertebral artery can be compressed by spurs in the neck can lead to these symptoms. Ct of the cervical spine or MRI would be helpful. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear?

Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear?

Infection possible: Could be serious. Please be seen by your primary doctor or in an urgent care center today to rule out infection. A stiff neck is always worrisome for meningitis. ...Read more

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Got dizzy, fell backwards, hit head last week. Still have neck and pain in back of head. Aslo achey with pelvic pain and sharp pain LLQ when I turn ov?

Got dizzy, fell backwards, hit head last week. Still have neck and pain in back of head. Aslo achey with pelvic pain and sharp pain LLQ when I turn ov?

See doctor: That fact that you got so dizzy and fell warrants an evaluation. You need to make sure that there was no serious damages to your head and body as well. ...Read more

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After a bad throat inf. When bending down, or hoovering I get very dizzy, short of breath and have feeling of faint. I am on distonocalm and atarax (hydroxyzine)?

After a bad throat inf. When bending down, or hoovering I get very dizzy, short of breath and have feeling of faint. I am on distonocalm and atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Dehydration: Possible causes of these symptoms include dehydration and sedation. To check ones state of hydration, take blood pressure sitting and standing; if BP falls to less that 100 systolic upon standing, dehydration is more likely. Sedating medications could also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I suffer from dizziness and stiff neck?

The most: Serious problem would be meningitis. If your symptoms are acute and progressive get this checked out straight away. ...Read more

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Can neck arthritus cause dizziness and what to do?

Yes: Cervicogenic dizziness can be caused by arthritis. There are many good treatment options that range according to your specific symptoms. See a physiatrist for treatment. There is a good article that explains in detail: 'evaluation and management of cervicogenic dizziness' borg-stein j, et al. Critical reviews in physical and rehabilitation medicine (2001 (. ...Read more

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Why when I move my neck a certain way I get very dizzy?

Neck circulation: You may some anatomical alteration of the bones, passageways or muscles of the neck which causes some diminution of the vertebral circulation. This vascular set supplies the organs of balance and centers in the brain which could also lead to dizziness. See an ENT specialist or a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Neck is stiff and feeling dizzy. What coild it could it be?

Neck is stiff and feeling dizzy. What coild it could it be?

Likely hi c/s sp/st: Which one started first, neck stiffness first then dizziness, or dizziness first followed by stiffness, or this they both. Or did they come on at the same time? Ant accident recent viral infections? Any fevers? Any new medications? Re post with more details please ti get a better answer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get dizziness from a pinched nerve in neck?

Is it possible to get dizziness from a pinched nerve in neck?

Not usually: "pinched nerve in neck" is a vague term for cervical nerve root compression. This gives you arm pain, never dizziness. Who diagnosed a "pinched nerve"? Neck pain can be a sign of vertebral artery dissection, which can lead to dizziness and brain stem stroke/come/death. Please make sure you see your family physician for a full workup, may need a vascular study for any history of neck trauma. ...Read more

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Can TMJ disfunction cause neck problems or dizziness? If so, how?

TMJ Dysfunction: TMD, musculoskeletal pain in the TMJ area can arise from the cervical spine and those rheumatic and collagen diseases that affect the masticatory system and cervical spine. Because muscle pain is a deep somatic pain, it can also cause central excitatory effects through sensory, motor or autonomic systems (neck problems or dizziness). ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a compressed disk in the neck cause dizziness?

What would experts say? Could a compressed disk in the neck cause dizziness?

Yes: There are nerves in the neck that tell the brain where the head is relative to the body so dizziness and imbalance can result especially if the dizzyness and severity of the neck symptoms go together. Nerves in the neck if stimulated can cause nystagmus an eye movement associated with inner ear causes of vertigo. Often responds to neck pt. ...Read more

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When I bend over I get a little dizzy and neck tightens up. What does this mean?

When I bend over I get a little dizzy and neck tightens up. What does this mean?

May be normal: Blood rushes to your head as you bend over. It may be normal. See your gp. ...Read more

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Pain an spasm in upper right side back neck chronic an dizzy what's the cause?

Pain an spasm in upper right side back neck chronic an dizzy what's the cause?

Muscle or bone: Muscular strain or inflammation may be the problem. Do you recall any strain or exposure to cold drafts or wind? Try hot packs, and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. See your physician if symptoms persist as appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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I have a terrible pain in my neck, I feel that I m dizzy?

Hard to tell: But neck pain, unless you had an injury, could be meningitis. My best advice is to go see a doctor, who can you what it could be. And, more importantly, what it is not. ...Read more

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Can neck arthritus cause my dizziness and light headiness. What to do?

Can neck arthritus cause my dizziness and light headiness. What to do?

Yes it can: If your arthritis is in the upper segments
of the spine it could cause dizziness and a sense of light headed ness however it is also very important to rule out any problems within the brain or middle ear that can cause the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Can tension in neck and shoulders cause dizziness? If not what could it be? Dizziness sometimes all of a sudden?

Lighteheaded/vertigo: Tension in the neck and shoulders are not usually associated with dizziness. Vertigo is a sensation of spinning, like when you jumped of a whirly-gig in the playgorund as a child. Lightheadedness is like when you feel like feinting after giving blood. When you see your doctor you need to give him a history which helps distinguish between these so it will inform how to proceed ...Read more

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I have a stiff neck and I'm dizzy?

See a doctor: A stiff neck and dizziness along with increased sleepiness can be early signs of meningitis. You should schedule a visit with your doctor or go to urgent care if you develop fevers, chills, change in mental status, nausea, or headaches. ...Read more

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Dizziness back and neck pain high aniexty?

Dizziness back and neck pain high aniexty?

Otherwise healthy?: If yes, then that's a consideration. You're pretty young to have anything more serious unless there are other symptoms. You don't mention being anxious or having panic attacks. If those aren't present, you need to see your primary care doctor to insure no rheumatologist causes for the pain you're having. ...Read more

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What sickness is associated with dizziness and neck pain?

What sickness is associated with dizziness and neck pain?

Multiple: Viral syndromes, meningitis, cerebellar tumors, muscle spasms + medications, heart disease, ear infections are just a few of the possibilities. A full examination and medical history is needed to narrow down the possible diagnosis. ...Read more

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Knot onback of neck left side, dizziness, headaches, tingling on left side?

Get it evaluated: I do not know whether these issues are related but you should have them evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Have neck arthritus what should I take take or do for dizziness and light headedness?

Have neck arthritus what should I take take or do for dizziness and light headedness?

It may not be neck: This may not be due to the arthritis. You physician will check such things as circulation, neurologic status, inner ear and general health status. These can all impact light headedness and dizziness. You will need a checkup to clarify your issues. ...Read more