Cervical Spondylosis with dizziness

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Hi all of you

I am new here and wonder if somebody has the same problem as me

I was diagnosed with Cervical Spondylosis ( i can manage it ) BUT what makes me concern is the ongoing dizziness as soon as I look up or lay down,, looks like compression of the artery on my neck

Any body out there who has the same and if,,, what can I do to stop this dizziness



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    Hi, I'm new here and have stenosis, cervical myelopathy... I feel bad no one replied, as I am interested in these dizzy spells. I had an acdf surgery because of compression on my spinal cord 6 months ago. I have been getting these dizzy spells specially when I look down for a while like when doing laundry. Feeling like I just got off a merry go round or like I'm drunk, then I have to lay down. Before surgery I used to get dizzy spells standing from a kneeling position but that type is now gone. Wish we had answers. Hoping someone else replies.
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      Ohhhh, thank you so much Sgr9111, at least i am not alone with this dizziness

      its going on for weeks now and sometimes i get depressed because i cannot function as i used to.

      Thank you so much for answering me, already helps to go through this day.

      Wish you all the BEST and hope somebody has any Idea how to ease this condition xxx

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    Hi babanuki. Have you been diagnosed with arterial compression?

    Or is that something you've read?

    I had two rupturted discs in my neck from whiplash in a road traffic accident 30 years ago. I had sugical stabilisation (bone grafts) on those (so they are fused, cannot move). That left one 'good disc' in between them. Gradually I have developed spondylitis in the remaining discs. But that can be just age related I believe.

    Now a recent x-ray has shown the 'good' one which has worked hard for years bearing the load, has developed an osteophytic spur. 

    Meanwhile I've started having dizziness and cranial headaches. So will asking about this at follow-up appointment. Have you asked your own doctor yet about your dizziness?

    For me, maintaing good neck posture is difficult. And because I have limited head rotation, I think underused muscles are tight. Maybe this  contributes to my headaches and dizziness. I do find that emotional stress make mine worse. I'm also going to ask at my follow-up appointment if gentle traction would be helpful.

    But finally, has your doctor checked for Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)? I think they can usually tell by watching your eyes while you make various neck movements.  I caught a virus 18 months ago, only knew because I developed BPPV (labyrinthitis - inner ear disturbance). I was terribly giddy. It gradually went. My current vertigo could just be a recurrence. There are simple exercises which can help settle BPPV down. But if your doctor were to diagnose BPPV you would need to ask if the exercises would be appropriate for your own condition.

    Thank goodness for these forums where we can discuss...

    Best wishes...


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      Hi sue86530

      maybe i should look into BPPV (great idea you gave me)

      need to find a good doctor so

      About my neck : the problem is to find a good doctor which is not exactly easy .

      So i will search for an Ear specialist to let this be checked out maybe the dizziness doesnt come from the neck after all,,, 

      Thank you so so so muchidea


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