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Bend neck back (look up) - feels like gonna pass out

When I'm lying on my stomach and bend my neck backwards or sometimes even if I'm just standing up and I look upward, i feel very faint/light-headed like I'm going to pass out....i actually have blacked out once, but that time it was right after I'd had a baby and I got down on the floor really fast ...lately, it's been happening more often. Any thoughts?


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  • jenny123jenny123 Posts: 13
    edited 06/25/2013 - 1:31 AM
    Hey, there may be a number of reasons that may have led to the condition and symptoms that you get. But I would say that it most probably spondylitis. Get the appropriate tests done for your spinal cord, may be there are gaps that have developed. Nothing to worry about as such- you would need traction or chiropractic treatments along with a belt that is prescribed that you will have to wear around the neck.
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  • 432dale4432dale Posts: 14
    edited 06/28/2013 - 6:48 AM
    Hello I have a similar problem although I get a drunk kind of feeling and loose my balance. My surgeon believes some artery running to the head up the spine gets nipped due to my c1-c3 having collapsed however I am still waiting on my MRI to confirm exactly what damage has been done. The X-ray only showed the spine compression.
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