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Chronic dizziness/upper neck issues..worried

Dizzy123DDizzy123 Posts: 1
edited 01/24/2016 - 10:07 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi! New here. 34 male from Finland. Im sorry I dont know all the right terms etc, im totally new to this. + dont even know what is excactly wrong with me. Hopefully this is a right section.

This would be a long long story, try to keep it short. I've been dizzy for forever, years and years. Its chronic 24/7 thing. And it has ruined my life to be honest. All these years it has put down to my anxiety and severe health anxiety ( Ive never believed this) And maybe tension neck issues too, as my neck/upper back is always tired. two weeks ago, visited OMT-physiotherapist who found some problem in my upper neck vertabreas ( how is it spelled?). The first ones (C1 C2 I guess) are not working/ moving right! I guess they are not moving much at all when I turn my head. Then the next ones c3 etc are " over moving".....so the movement comes from wrong vertabras, IF I understood right what he said. Anybody any idea what that could mean??? Is it something serious!? Im so scared to be honest, as I understand nothing about neck issues.

So he wanted me to have neck x-ray, had it last week. Now waiting the results that should come later this week. Of course I think it had to be done because he thinks theres something bad going on, though he said its nothing serious, but needs to see the pictures first so he knows how to help. The dizziness and other symptoms got worse about 6 months ago, and been almost bed ridden since then(also depressed because the way I feel), so thats why I have to find out the cause, im just barely coping everyday life. Have had dizzy issues since kid actually.....symptoms: ( said to be just anxiety)

- dizziness, 24/7. Its like being/sitting/sleeping on a boat feeling, not really spinning. Usually its been in a background, little bothering, but last 6 months quite bad some days. Its like constant sensation of movement in head.
- head pressure. Temple pressure. Odd face pressures. Comes and goes...
- right eye feeling odd sometimes, hard to explain( new one). Eyes feeling tired. i see things "living and breathing" so weird. Since kid. Also slight visual snow I think.
- tinnitus, not bad though, sometimes little annoying
- extremely tired upper back/neck muscles. My head is tilted forwards, because it feels so heavy. Hands tired right away when raised up.
- im always tired
- brain fog, depersonalization, drunk like state.

If anyone wants to say something, I would like to hear! I mean now I have first time in my life found some issue, that could explain( at least some of it) why I feel to way I feel. But as I said, im worried its something terrible and I need a surgery or something!!!

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    edited 01/24/2016 - 10:22 PM
    I know it easier said than done, but often time it is best, for me anyway, to not put too much worry into things not yet discovered.
    I need all that energy towards my symptoms and taking care of myself.

    You may find it helpful to use the search on this site, upper right on page.
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    Often times, when I use search, I find I have more questions and with the information I've received, I'm better able to form my questions for doctor.
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  • I am also suffering from same problem. I got some relief after I started using neck collar. U can also try a neck collar.
  • I've had these same symptoms for 5 years now. The disequilibrium and severe one sided pain at the back of my head. Including eye, and facial pain. I've had several different proceedures with minimal relief. The thing that seems to help the most is occipital nerve blocks. Do some searches on occipital neuritis/neurolgia.
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
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  • dizzyearddizzyear San Jose, CAPosts: 1
    Hi Dizzy123,

    You might want to consider another possible condition that would fit your imbalance dizziness symptoms called Superior Canal  Dehiscence.  Many people describe this as if feeling like on a boat (not the spinning type of dizziness).  I have this condition, so if you read up and think it might fit your symptoms I would be happy to discuss with you further.  Hopefully, you have made some progress since your last post.

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