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strange symptoms with cervical stenosis

for the past 9 months ive been experiencing the following strange symptoms:
[*]tinnitus in both ears, more prevelant in the right. I experiene a contstant ringing. I also occassionaly get pulsatile tinnitus thats in sync with my heartbeat. I have visited an ENT doc and no issues were found with my ears. no hearing loss either
[*]A sensation of throbbing in my forehead and the back of my head thats in sync with my heartbeat. There is no pain and it doesnt feel like a headache. Feels more like bloodflow pumping through my head. I had range of blood tests done which showed no issue. BP is also normal
[*]Sore eyes that feel strained or tired, more prevelant in the right eye. I have had my vision checked multiple times in the last few months with no issues. There is no blurring or other eye issues.
[*]nausea which comes on suddenly without explanation
[*]occassional dizziness which feels like mild vertigo


when i tilt my head to the left (bringing ear down to meet shouler) all of the above symptoms are aggravated. but if i tilt to the right the symptoms improve.

I had an MRI of my neck with the following results:
At c3-c4 there is evidence of a moderately large osteophyte on the right side causing narrowing of the right side neural foramina. There is a minor disc bulge at this level. conclusion: foraminal stenosis of c3-c4 on the right

I dont appear to have any of the symptoms of cervical stenosis such as shooting pain, neck pain (or any kind of pain to speak of) and tingling/numbness. but i cant ignore that the head movements seems to be making my problems worse. Has anyone ever come accross the same thing with cervical stenosis. Is it possible that a blood vessel may be getting trapped

Im a 31 year old male with no other health problems. currently waiting to see a nuerologist
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620923 tn?1452915648

  Hi have you had a MRI of the area? A CINE MRI to check CSF flow?

If not, ask your Dr about checking with these tests as it could be a restriction of flow causing the heartbeat issue..and a flow issue since the symptoms are exacerbated when you tilt your head.....

You may want to see a neurologist or a spine Dr to see what they may find.
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Im 52 years old and i have had ringing in both ears and have good hearing.I have the ringing for about 7-8 years. I went to see a  ENT Dr and they checked for vertigo , but wasn't. They told me I needed some kind of cranium therapy. I get light headed and sometimes dizzy like I'm going to lose my balance. My head/ears feels like its full of air, or maybe they're my ears.I have tried to ignore that i have the ringing in my ears.When its quiet is when i feel it more. Now i feel  scalp pain and head tension pain, a head ache.I feel it on the crown of my head . Don't know what it could be. I have been tinting my hair every month, and used a stronger developer. My head feels like full of air or it could be my ears. I made an appt. with my doc. Will see what he says. Anyone felt like that before, ' PLEASE any comments!!
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