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Can a feel of spinning occur due to inner ear imbalance?


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Answered by

Dr. Alok

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Sneha Kannan

Published At February 4, 2016
Reviewed AtJune 14, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My head feels heavy for the past three months, and I am having neck stiffness as well. I have consulted an orthopedist who gave me Stemetil MD, but was of no use. I consulted a neurologist and had Sibelium, Myoril, etc., but still the problem is not cured. In certain positions, I feel my head is spinning. Can it be due to loss of inner ear balance?

Answered by Dr. Alok


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Sensation of spinning or dizziness is usually due to improper functioning of balance system. It includes your inner ear, cerebellum (part of brain), peripheral sensory system and eyes. All must work together and synchronize with each other to maintain balance. Problem in any one of the system, will make you feel dizzy. In your case, for neck pain stress may be the cause.

However, you need to provide with detail history to make diagnosis. When did this problem start? How was first episode begun? And how long it lasted?

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Alok
Dr. Alok

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