Can cervical herniated discs compressing the nerves cause vertigo or dizziness?

Cervical vertigo. Yes- although we are still trying to understand this, it is generally recognized by otolaryngologists (ent doctors) that this is a condition referred to as cervical vertigo. A physical exam is needed, often followed by a cervical spine x-ray and MRI to assess the anatomy of the vertebrae, discs, and the nerve rootlets as they emerge between the vertebrae. www.mainline.ent.

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Can herniated discs cause dizziness, arm/leg tingling? Blood work, nerve tests, MRIs, neuro exams all normal. That was the only Dx neurologists found.

Herniated discs. Disc herniations are a cause arm and leg tingling, but dizziness would not be directly attributable to a herniation. But pain can be described in many ways, so it is possible that your herniation is causing your other symptoms. If it has been over 6 weeks, try an epidural steroid injection. If your dizziness and extremity symptoms improve, then the herniation is likely causing your symptoms. . Read more...

Months of dizziness, leg/arm tingling @age 38. Nerve tests, MRIs etc only found herniated disks. But feels like I got taller then. Anything cause that?

You feel Taller? Not sure I grasp that? You FEEL taller. I think either you got taller or you didn't. You certainly SHOULDN'T be getting taller at age 39 so if you really are then, that could be a problem. Otherwise, the sensation of being taller doesn't fit with your other symptoms. As far as the rest of it is concerned herniated disks could cause other symptoms & maybe dizziness if you explain that more. Read more...
Question not clear ? Disc disease can cause tingling in the arms and legs. It is not as often a cause of dizziness at such a young age and thus this should be evaulated further by a Neurologist. Consideration for injections or a neuropathic pain med. The comment about getting taller is not clear although some have tried manipulation and traction to minimize muscle tightness and spasm. Read more...

Had dizziness & tingling in arms & legs. Dx w/ herniated discs. Few mos later grew 3 inches taller @ age 39. Were symptoms connected? What's happening?

Need clarification . three inches may be more apparent than real because you could not straighten up. If necessary the measurement of height should' be with a stadiometer. You will need to see your physician. Do you take growth hormone? If not your physician could measure than but if this is a true height gain you may need a full evaluation and see a specialist like an endocrinologist . Read more...

At 39 had arm/leg tingling, dizziness; docs Dx as herniated disks. Since then feels like I've grown 3 inches taller. Could tests, anything cause that?

"Feel like"? Do you FEEL like you've grown 3 inches taller, or have you ACTUALLY grown 3 inches taller? Please repost with the actual measurements. Or, if you feel like you've grown 3 inches taller but have not measured your height, please state why not. Read more...

For awhile I've had dizziness w/ tingling in arms & legs. MRIs, blood work, etc. Show nothing more than herniated disks. Could panic attacks cause this?

Yes, it is possible. Although a full evaluation sounds warranted, it is possible that panic attacks could cause this. However, specifically with related to the herniated disks, that certainly could cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms and legs. Read more...
Tingling in arms & legs. It very well could be panic attacks due to underlying GAD or OCD. Usually severe pain followed by loss of function of adjacent extremity, (neck=arm;back=leg)+ acute setting indicates cause due to Severe Herniated Disk Also, studies have shown many patients have asymptomatic Herniated Disks. Tingling of arms /legs +dizziness very typical of stress. If panic attacks , therapy +/or medicine helps. Read more...