is there any relationship between neck spasms and vertigo or is it just coincidental? i pulled my neck muscles trying to pull someone into a chair...the muscles became tight especially at the base of my skull and there is pressure inside my head...no pain or tingling etc....about 5 hrs after this i had vertigo where my head was spinning and i had to hold onto something....i had to lay down for it to stop...it came and went for the next few hours not as bad as the first time...i also had an off balance feeling when i bent over even a little bit...this lasted till the next morning....now i just have the tension, where i feel my neck has to hold my head up and with a little bobbing/pressure feeling in my head....... thank you for your response
There is an entity called cervicogenic vertigo which is accepted some physicians to mean vertigo induced by problems in the cervical spine (neck region). There are a number of reports in the medical literature describing patients who hyperextended their neck or had some kind of neck trauma/arthritis that induced symptoms of vertigo. This represents one possiblity for the cause of your symptoms.
Another more serious possiblity is that of a tear in one of the arteries in the neck which can occur from traum. This produces a stroke in the brainstem or back part of the brain, which can lead to symptoms of vertigo. However, this is usually accompanies by other symptoms such as numbness of the face and body, slurred speech,etc...
If your symptoms persist or worsen, consider getting in to your family doc to get it checked out. Good luck.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.