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What causes stiffed neck with dizziness?

I have osteonecrosis of the spine and thoracic outlet syndrome , I have 2 spinal stims,,,one in my thoracic spine and one on my occipital nerves, I ve had two spinal fusions at c5-c6 , this over 12 years,,,the back of my neck has been opened 8 times and is very stiff, lately I ve been having dizzy spells like crazy,,,can this be from my neck or high blood pressure?
Mon, 1 Oct 2018
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Hello,

I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to both high blood pressure and chronic degeneration of the cervical spine.

If the dizziness is triggered by neck movements, it is probably related to the chronic degeneration of the cervical spine.

Anyway, I would recommend closely monitoring your blood pressure values and start antihypertensive therapy in case of high blood pressure values.

If the dizziness persists after controlling blood pressure values, I would recommend trying dimenhydrinate or meclizine order to prevent dizzy spells.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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What causes stiffed neck with dizziness?

Hello, I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to both high blood pressure and chronic degeneration of the cervical spine. If the dizziness is triggered by neck movements, it is probably related to the chronic degeneration of the cervical spine. Anyway, I would recommend closely monitoring your blood pressure values and start antihypertensive therapy in case of high blood pressure values. If the dizziness persists after controlling blood pressure values, I would recommend trying dimenhydrinate or meclizine order to prevent dizzy spells. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist