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Dr. Dean

Dizziness When I Tilt My Head Back?

Posting Date: 01/14/1999

Email Question: You were talking about bending your neck back causing discomfort. I feel almost dizzy and nauseous. I want to go to my doctor but she probably won?t know what to do.

Dr. Dean: If you bend your neck back and it makes you dizzy, see your doctor.

There are very important arteries that run back there. Some people go to the hairdresser or to the chiropractor and wind up with a stroke, so take care of this.

The arteries in the back that go up to your brain can get kinked up, so tell your doctor about it and she will take you seriously.