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Neck, shoulder pain and dizziness

CarpboyCCarpboy Posts: 1
edited 05/22/2015 - 3:28 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi Guys

I'm new to the forum. I need advice given my pain at the moment.

I am 26 years old and for the last 3 months I have been having neck and shoulder pain. This has lead me to having horrible dizzy spells. The dizzy spells are random and will come out of no where. I have had no sudden injury involving an accident or exercises.

I have seen two gps who have recommended me to a physio. I saw a third doctor when I went to A and E (due to numbness in my arm) and they recommended me to physio as well

I have had two sessions with my physio, but my dizziness is getting worse. My physio has told me that it's a neck problem, but is not sure why I am having dizzy spells. I can't concentrate and I have to take myself out of work, a lot of the time the dizzy spells last around 3 hours.

I am surprised that not one doctor has referred me to a specialist or for further tests.

Has anyone any idea what is going on with me, and has any one had any similar experiences?

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It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

Here are some questions that you should answer:

  • - When did this first start?
    - Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
    - What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
    - What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
    - What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
    - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
    - Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
    - Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
    - What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

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I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

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--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 05/22/15 09:30 est


  • Your neck is getting weak or the muscles are very tight. You need to see a neuro as soon as possible. An MRI needs to be done. I don't know why these doctors have such a problem with ordering MRI's. My primary doctor kept doing this to me, too.
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