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Vertigo problem when turning to left while sleeping, x ray shows loss of normal cervical lordosis due to muscle spasm, head spins, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor, Since past 10 days whenever I lie down on bed and see towards my left side. I have a strange sense of vertigo. Now my x ray report of my neck says - loss of normal cervical lordosis due to muscle spasm. Please let me know the seriousness of this and possible cure. I would be thankful to you.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor.
User :   Have u rcvd my query .
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Please guide me on this
Doctor :   Both loss of cervical lordosis and vertigo may be related
Doctor :   But there are other common things to rule out
User :   ok. first i was feeling like my head is spining while i lie on bed .
User :   wht are those
Doctor :   As you describe it only when you lie down you hve this problem
User :   yes
Doctor :   and no other position
User :   no
Doctor :   Is it?
User :   only when i see towards one position on left
User :   and only when i lie down
Doctor :   This seems to be Positional vertigo
Doctor :   You can benefit from Epley's maneuvre
Doctor :   by ENT surgeons
Doctor :   at their clinic
User :   wht will they do in this..
User :   wht is the seriousness
User :   of this
Doctor :   it is not serious
Doctor :   and not lifethreatening
User :   ok.. and why this happens
Doctor :   The reason are because of degeneration in the inner ear
Doctor :   You will be able to find treatment
Doctor :   and overcome this in few dsay
Doctor :   In the initial days you may have
Doctor :   recurrence
Doctor :   but as the time pass you
Doctor :   will be fine
User :   ok.. sounds good.
User :   so will i be needing to take medinces or it can be cured of by excercise.
Doctor :   No both of them
Doctor :   are required
Doctor :   Epley maneure
Doctor :   and medicine when you have the dizziness
User :   wht is epley maneure
Doctor :   I think the discussion is out of my expertise
Doctor :   They try to change the positions of the neck
Doctor :   so that you are slowly sensitized
Doctor :   and the degenerative cells
Doctor :   are taken out
Doctor :   of the inner ear
User :   ok
User :   so now wld i be needeing to consult the ENT
User :   surgeon
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok thank you !
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions to ask?
User :   jst tht r u sure tht is not serious
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   But it will bother you
Doctor :   Hence see the doctor for exercises
User :   it is bothering me ... hahaha..
User :   yes i will do tht
User :   thank you doctor
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   Bye for now
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