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i have continuous dizziness more apparent when my head is tilted

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i have continuous dizziness more apparent when my head is tilted back,this has been going on for about two months. i do not have an ear infection and an mri of my head has come out normal. i have fallen more than five times since this started and it doesn't seem to be getting better..
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 6 years ago.
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Anthony Bray MD :

The pattern where you become dizzy with tilting the head back is suspicious that you may be having some interuption of the posterior circulation to the brain.

JACUSTOMER-updi4st5- :

are you suggesting a cervical spine issue?

Anthony Bray MD :

The posterior part of the brain is supplied by vertebral arteries. If you have some arteriosclerosis(caused by high blood pressure) or atherosclerosis(caused by high cholesterol then the arteries are more stiff and more likely to occlude or partially occlude when they are bent.This bending occurs with bending the neck back. You might mention this to your docotr. It might not be anything serious but it would be worth checking the circulation system(carotid and vertebral arteries)

Anthony Bray MD :

The MRI may be matched with an MRA of the neck and brain as one option to look in detail at this. On the other hand an ultrasound of the neck vessels may suffice...

Anthony Bray MD :

(MRA =magnetic resonance angiogram)

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 6 years ago.



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