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Occasional vertigo

WillkWWillk Posts: 1
edited 11/16/2015 - 6:21 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Where to start. In the fall of 2008 my symptoms started with ear pressure in my right ear. In the winter of 2011 I experienced my first episode of vertigo and this would continue on average every six months with nausea and vomiting. They would last 6 to 8 hours each and every time. One of the episodes was so bad it required a trip to the ER via ambulance. That was in January of 2015. By June the same year I started seeing an upper cervical chiropractor. Only because I had read other such sufferers had experienced some relief. Stopping there at my ER visit in January I could not do the MRI as the lower part of my neck was sore I think because of the lay I was laying on the hospital gurney and I am a bit claustrophobic and was still in spin mode. I later found an upright MRI and was told because of the type of MRI that had been ordered an upright could not be done on my head. Also that my insurance had denied the upright on my neck siting insufficient data of a problem. Another thing to add is that I am a grinder but mostly clincher of teeth. I rarely have any jaw pain if so its short lived as in minutes. This clenching over many years is apparently is the cause of my stiff neck. The upper cervical chiropractor found that my C1 was misaligned. The theory is my stiff neck caused this. After many adjustments of the last 8 months I had another episode of vertigo yesterday that again lasted for 8 hours. If I have had any kind of pain or discomfort it has always been in my lower neck. Before this last attack muscle wise this where I feel the vertigo originated from. Apparently my chiropractor only works on the C1 and C2 and or does not see a problem on the lower vertebrae. I am about to make an appointment with a spine physiatrist but also add to an neuromuscular dentist for a TMJ evaluation even if I have to pain, no, clicking or any other obvious symptoms. I know my neck muscles are tight but even massage has been of little help. Any thoughts? Can anyone relate?

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