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  • mike123
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    Hi there dry corenman, im sorry to bother you but id love to know your person opinion on a brain mri i had a few years back.

    Iv had extreme dizziness everyday for 6 years along with bad vertigo sometimes,cant sit up or stand up for long without feeling faint,weakness, bad balance, fatigue, neck ache, also sometimes if i turn my neck quickly to the left it grinds and i get this extreme sharp pain. The amount of symptoms i have are endless. i had an xray at a chriopractors because of neck ache and they showed their was an abnormality with my C1 and C2 vertebrae, got all the info to the hospital but they said it wont cause any symptoms.
    i’v added an mri image from my brain scan which shows my atlas and axis. i beg you for your opinion as im stuck, i cant put up with this dizziness and vertigo anymore :( could this cause problems?

    (cant attach image as it says its spam :( )

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Dizziness and vertigo generally are not caused by upper cervical disorders except for vertebral artery syndrome. The vertebral artery threads through the first and second vertebra. It is rare but there can be a type of disorder where rotation of the head can temporarily cut off this blood supply causing the symptoms you describe.

    The way to diagnose this disorder is with a CT angiogram with variable head positions while doing the scan. If the vessel is patent (open) in certain position but cut off in other positions, this would confirm the presence of the disorder. Having return of dizziness and vertigo symptoms with this “cut-off” sign present is very strong evidence of vertebral artery syndrome.

    Dr. Corenman

    mike123
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    Dr. Corenman post=8020 wrote: Dizziness and vertigo generally are not caused by upper cervical disorders except for vertebral artery syndrome. The vertebral artery threads through the first and second vertebra. It is rare but there can be a type of disorder where rotation of the head can temporarily cut off this blood supply causing the symptoms you describe.

    The way to diagnose this disorder is with a CT angiogram with variable head positions while doing the scan. If the vessel is patent (open) in certain position but cut off in other positions, this would confirm the presence of the disorder. Having return of dizziness and vertigo symptoms with this “cut-off” sign present is very strong evidence of vertebral artery syndrome.

    Dr. Corenman

    is there any way i can show you a screenshot of my mri? i cant post it as it says urls are forbidden as it may be spam. i pray i can somehow get the CT angiogram you speak on to see whats happening. couldnt an instabilty with c1 and c2 not working together cause balance problems though?

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