Why does the head spin and the back of the head hurts?

Question:

Hello! Please tell me what to do in my situation. Already for 3-4 weeks dizzy (periodically) and a headache in the back of the head. About 1.5 weeks ago, pains in the neck area periodically appear. There was a certain absent-mindedness. I cannot concentrate my attention, for example, if I read something. It all started on the 17th in the evening. That day I was at work and felt a pain in the back of my head and dizziness. I have not caught a cold, no temperature. What happened with me?

Answer:

Good afternoon. Pain in the occipital region in combination with dizziness can occur with pathologies of the cervical spine, for example, disc herniation, spondyloarthrosis, spondylolisthesis, after traumatic head and neck injuries, anemia, illness Meniere. The level of blood pressure is of great importance. With hypertension or, conversely, hypotension, similar symptoms may also occur.

To clarify the reason, you need to seek an in-person consultation with a general practitioner. After questioning, examining and measuring the level of blood pressure, the following studies will most likely be recommended for you:

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  1. X-ray of the cervical spine with functional tests;
  2. UAC, OAM and biochemical blood test;
  3. Doppler ultrasonography of the vessels of the neck and brain;
  4. If indicated, MRI is normal or with contrast;
  5. Consultation with an otolaryngologist to exclude pathology of the inner ear.

Treatments for these conditions usually include:

  1. Correction of blood pressure with drugs, massage of the collar zone;
  2. Application of manual techniques and acupuncture;
  3. Change in lifestyle and nutrition: do not sit for a long time at the computer and in the office in the same position, exercise regularly and do fitness, sports. Pilates, yoga, martial arts, swimming are suitable as loads. Refusal from fatty, fried foods with restriction of animal fats and red meat, smoked meats, pickles, fast food.
  4. Medicines that will be selected by the attending physician after receiving the results of the examination.

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Question:

Hello! Please tell me what to do in my situation. Already for 3-4 weeks dizzy (periodically) and a headache in the back of the head. About 1.5 weeks ago, pains in the neck area periodically appear. There was a certain absent-mindedness. I cannot concentrate my attention, for example, if I read something. It all started on the 17th in the evening. That day I was at work and felt a pain in the back of my head and dizziness. I have not caught a cold, no temperature. What happened with me?

Answer:

Good afternoon. Pain in the occipital region in combination with dizziness can occur with pathologies of the cervical spine, for example, disc herniation, spondyloarthrosis, spondylolisthesis, after traumatic head and neck injuries, anemia, illness Meniere. The level of blood pressure is of great importance. With hypertension or, conversely, hypotension, similar symptoms may also occur.

To clarify the reason, you need to seek an in-person consultation with a general practitioner. After questioning, examining and measuring the level of blood pressure, the following studies will most likely be recommended for you:

  1. X-ray of the cervical spine with functional tests;
  2. UAC, OAM and biochemical blood test;
  3. Doppler ultrasonography of the vessels of the neck and brain;
  4. If indicated, MRI is normal or with contrast;
  5. Consultation with an otolaryngologist to exclude pathology of the inner ear.

Treatments for these conditions usually include:

  1. Correction of blood pressure with drugs, massage of the collar zone;
  2. Application of manual techniques and acupuncture;
  3. Change in lifestyle and nutrition: do not sit for a long time at the computer and in the office in the same position, exercise regularly and do fitness, sports. Pilates, yoga, martial arts, swimming are suitable as loads. Refusal from fatty, fried foods with restriction of animal fats and red meat, smoked meats, pickles, fast food.
  4. Medicines that will be selected by the attending physician after receiving the results of the examination.
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