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What Causes Neck Strain?

I have been experiencing giddiness and imbalance for past 01 days. I consulted my physiotherapist who said that I might have a neck strain and advised me to visit a general physician. He prescribed me vertin 16, Atorvastatin, stemetil, Aceclofenac. He also said that it might be due to neck strain caused either because of stress or neck strain. He told me visit him if the condition persist. But I did not feel like I have recoverd. Is there anything alarming about this?
Thu, 7 May 2015
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Hello,

I have studied your case.

Due to compression of nerve root there can be giddiness and pain.
I will advise you to MRI cervical spine or MRI brain for better diagnosis.

It can be due to various causes like sudden jerk to spine, due to facet arthritis, degenerative, due to chronic systemic disease like diabetes or hypothyroidism.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. If you are satisfied with answer do not hesitate to rate this answer at end of discussion.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
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What Causes Neck Strain?

Hello, I have studied your case. Due to compression of nerve root there can be giddiness and pain. I will advise you to MRI cervical spine or MRI brain for better diagnosis. It can be due to various causes like sudden jerk to spine, due to facet arthritis, degenerative, due to chronic systemic disease like diabetes or hypothyroidism. For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started. Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief. I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. If you are satisfied with answer do not hesitate to rate this answer at end of discussion. Wishing you good health. Take care.