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Dr. Frank, Board Certified Physician
Category: Neurology
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Experience:  Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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Yesterday I had 5-6 episodes where the room would turn on

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Yesterday I had 5-6 episodes where the room would turn on its side. Once I was laying down. Tried sitting up n my body then went to the side as well. I have fusion in neck n low back. Today nothing so far. Do u think I need to see dr?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to JA. I will review your statement and reply shortly. Dr Frank

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 11 months ago.

Hi. The concern here given your age and history of cervical fusion is that these symptoms came on suddenly and without warning(?). And you have that history of cervical fusion. So although this could be acute vertigo (BPPV) from an inner ear infection, if you do not have ear symptoms ( fullness in ear, ringing?) you have to consider posterior circulation TIA( transient ischemic attack) exacerbated by vascular stenosis at the site if the neck surgery. Please get back to me to discuss this. Give me more information. Are you at risk for stroke (smoke, high blood pressure, diabetes , family history)? Any other symptoms to make me think differently? Dr Frank