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I have neck stiffness with dizziness and pressure inside my head and nose. Kindly help.

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Published At September 22, 2021
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have had neck stiffness for the past four months. It is accompanied by dizziness, feeling of pressure in the head and nose.

Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern, and your symptoms could be suggestive of cervicogenic headaches and peripheral vertigo. A wrong posture or a sinus infection can lead to this clinical situation.

I would recommend consulting with your doctor for a physical examination and suggesting you do a sinus x-ray study, cervical spine x-ray study, complete blood count, and ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) for inflammation.

I hope you will find this information helpful.

Kind regards.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thanks for the reply.

Do you think a sinus infection can make my symptoms worse?

Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, a sinus infection can exacerbate this clinical situation. In such cases, antibiotics may be necessary.

For this reason, I recommend performing a sinus x-ray study to rule out the exact cause.

I hope you will find this information helpful.

Regards.

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

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka
Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

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