Common "Vertigo" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


The feeling you get as if you are moving when you are actually not is called vertigo. Most people describe vertigo as feeling dizzy or feel their surrounding is spinning. The common causes of vertigo are changes in head position, inner ear disorder, inner ear infection, and abnormal bone growth in the middle ear.

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MRI shows thecal sac indentation at C5 - C6. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My MRI scan report shows: Right central disc protrusion causing minimal thecal sac indentation which is seen just abutting the spinal cord at C5-C6 level. Disc protrusion causing subtle thecal sac indentation at C6-C7 level. Disc protrusion causing subtle thecal sac indentation at C4-C...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It shows there may be a minimal indentation of the thecal sac at cervical 5 and 6 vertebrae, and mild indentation at few other cervical levels due to a disc prolapse, w...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old female experiencing symptoms like vomiting, dizziness, and vertigo. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old woman. I developed vertigo three months ago and had my atlas adjusted so that the fluid in my ear could drain, which resolved the problem. I have been experiencing vertigo symptoms over the last week, but am also extremely tired sleeping more than nine hours a night a...  Read Full »

Dr. Uphar Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not feasible to drain ear fluid through the atlas. There is no way for it to get there. The eustachian tube empties the middle ear, but this has nothing to do with vertigo. This appears to be vertigo caused by labyrinthitis or otolith movement. I suggest you take...  Read Full »

Does long term usage of Ismo trigger low blood pressure and vertigo?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 75-year-old male. I had IHD 40 years back. 23 years back, my doctor asked me to add Ismo 10 mg twice a day. Since then, I am taking it twice a day uninterruptedly. Then I was 54 years old. My BP has always been normal in all these years. Maybe 150/80 mmHg or 140/90 mmHg till a f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, Ismo (Isosorbide Mononitrate) is given for angina or chest pain. If one is not having it without Ismo then it may be stopped. So it is not an absolutely necessary medicine in absence of angina. Next thing, it can cause low BP, (blood pressure) leading to diz...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing vertigo and nausea for the past seven days, and it gets worse when I lie down. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had vertigo and nausea for seven days. It gets worse when I lie down. Brain MRI images came to me but reports are yet to come. Can you look at these images and give me an idea? I am unable to get an appointment for three days. I have a medical history of vertigo, nausea, and tinn...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I saw your uploaded images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). These are just two cuts of a SWI (susceptibility-weighted imaging) series of brain images. These are not enough to give you a diagnosis....  Read Full »

What causes neck stiffness along with dizziness and pressure in the head?

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.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 s...  Read Full »

Could my persistent year-long symptoms, such as feelings of boredom, lack of interest, shakiness, and impatience, be linked to my past indulgences?

Query: Hello doctor,I have remained under constant fear, especially the fear of my health. I used to indulge in alcohol, cigarettes, and gutka, but I quit each one of them gradually. I got married, although it was never my original intention, but it happened due to my overwhelming feeling of guilt. Current...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to screen yourself for clinical depression and anxiety disorders. Perform a self-rating test like Zung's Self-Rating Depression Scale and Zung's Self-Rating Anxiety Scale, which you can easily find online. If the results indicate moderate to severe depression or anxi...  Read Full »

I have had brain fog and vertigo spells after smoking weed. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having consistent brain fog and vertigo spells for the past few days after I smoked weed. It all started with an anxiety attack at work and since then I have had, these symptoms. It has been two weeks. I went to the hospital and my blood test and urine are normal. Kindly h...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for your query.I understand your concern. Your symptoms could be related to anxiety. Anyway, considering the history of smoking weed, I would recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical exam and brain MRI, and an EEG for seizures. Some blood laborato...  Read Full »

I have recurring vertigo canalolithiasis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Three months ago, after self-curing a retriggering of an actual vertigo canalolithiasis, I had an underlying and often debilitating wooziness and light-headedness with light nystagmus in the left eye with an upward rotation towards the right ear. It happened the third time that year. O...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will help you out. You need to know that positional vertigo is always triggered by placing the head in the critical offending positions or performing the offending movements. The vertigo is usually of a shorter duration and is often accomp...  Read Full »

I have digestive problems, stress, and back pain. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old, and I suffer from an intermittent digestive problem. I am slightly overweight and suffer from extreme stress. I have a few symptoms, and I feel like food and gas are stuck in my throat. Also, when lying in bed, I sometimes get a flutter in my throat, like a big ball of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for consulting us on I went through your query and understood your concern. I will try to answer your questions one by one, 1) Intermittent symptoms are relatively less dangerous as compared to persistent symptoms. Some other important point...  Read Full »

Is CT or MRI necessary for diagnosis of headache and vertigo?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past eight months or so, I have had some problems with unusual headaches and sort of momentary feelings of lightheadedness, vertigo but it is like everything just shifts for a second instead of spinning. I have a background of stable migraine headache. I have had some face pres...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajay Panwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have been elaborate in providing your medical history and that always helps to form an opinion. Coming to your straightforward query, I really do not see any indication for a fresh brain imaging study like CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imagin...  Read Full »

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