Pain, pain and more pain

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I started getting poorly in September, dizzy, nauseous and bad headaches. Was told I had tension headaches then migraines and then labyrintitis, I was even told anxiety at one point. One doctor did BP and it was very high so put me on meds (they've just been increased).

Then saw a new doctor at my surgery and she sent me for a neck xray which showed lots of slippage in my neck and I'm seeing a specialist on Tuesday.

Can neck problems cause high BP, dizziness and nausea?

I have other problems too PsA and Osteoarthritis, severe Osteoarthritis in left arm along with cystic lesions and a partial tear in same arm.

Thank you.

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    I started having neck pain, grinding when i turned my head, and after a few years dizziness. I get dizzy when i bend over, when i move and turn quick. My neck lost its natural curve and i also have problems with my toracic area. They say that nerves that command the heart go through toracic spine.
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    Hi Jane,

    I have all of your symptoms plus tinnitus. I was diagnosed with neck and spine osteoarthritis about 18 months ago but my symptoms like the ones you have have been more noticeable for several months. I went to ENT quite recently and had tests and I was told all of my symptoms are because of neck arthritis (cervical spondylosis) causing cervicogenic headaches and dizziness. I am only taking OTC painkillers and capsaicin cream. I also get anxiety because of it. So yes, I would say that all of your symptoms can be caused by neck problems.


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      Thanks for replying.

      I saw the specialist and he said he's not too worried at the moment about the slippage but he's more concerned about severe arthritis in neck (I never knew I had it there). And as you said he did say the same about all the symptoms I've been having.

      As I'm under Rheumatology at my local hospital (for four years) he said I need to be seen urgently but my appoint that was for last week has been cancelled due to staff shortages, so just waiting for another appointment to be sent out, hope they hurry up!!

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      Hi Jane,

      January has been a horrible month, so many flu bugs about, Hopefully you won't have to wait too long. I had to wait 7 months for an ENT appointment.

      Neck playing up for a couple of days now since my ENT visit and horrible headache, woozy head. It's so debilitating. I find headache is worse for me if I lie down, I think I have a migraine though, it's hard to know any more. Just ordered an armchair pillow on line for when I get a headache so that I can sleep sitting up.

      I don't have any further appointments with my rhuematologist, I've just been advised to continue with neck exercises given to me by physiotherapist. My OA is supposed to be early stages, I can't imagine what it would be like if it was more developed. Hopefully I will stabilize where I am. Who knows.

      All the best with your hospital visit, hope it's soon.

      Take care

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