Should I Have Giddy Spells With Neck Osteo.

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Asked by alan randle

Should I Have Giddy Spells With Neck Osteo.

i have spondylosis of the neck giving me tingling in lower arms and legs which I can live with. just recently i have had 5-10 second bouts of being dizzy, only once or twice a week; could this be a result of the spondylosis ?

Answer

Hi Alan,

Nerve root irritation from cervical spine arthritis can cause vertigo -- a type of dizziness characterized by the sensation of the room spinning around you. This would be associated with neck pain and/or headache. But there are other more common causes of vertigo, and non-vertigo is an even more common cause of dizziness. If you're just feeling light-headed or unsteady you're probably experiencing non-vertigo dizziness which can often be remedied by simply drinking more fluids. If this doesn't help, you should see your physician.

Answered by Amy Thomas