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Suggest Treatment For Persistent Dizziness

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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: i have been feeling dizziness for the past 6 weeks, have had cervical physiotherapy and have been having 2 mg valium for past 1 week. cervicogenic dizziness has been diagnosed. but not much improvement. My MRI cervical is normal.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (19 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need to explore other causes of vertigo.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.

I have noted your symptoms and treatment plan. The diagnosis of cervical vertigo is suspect, with a normal MRI of cervical spine.

Other causes of vertigo should be explored:

1. BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), which is caused due to inner ear dysfunction. In this condition, dizziness is exacerbated with change of head and neck positions.

2. Brain disease- if there are additional symptoms such as headache, imbalance while walking, slurred speech, etc, a Brain MRI should be done to exclude any brain disease.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in



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Suggest Treatment For Persistent Dizziness

Brief Answer: Need to explore other causes of vertigo. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you. I have noted your symptoms and treatment plan. The diagnosis of cervical vertigo is suspect, with a normal MRI of cervical spine. Other causes of vertigo should be explored: 1. BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), which is caused due to inner ear dysfunction. In this condition, dizziness is exacerbated with change of head and neck positions. 2. Brain disease- if there are additional symptoms such as headache, imbalance while walking, slurred speech, etc, a Brain MRI should be done to exclude any brain disease. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in