What is Cervicogenic Dizziness?
The Connection Between Dizziness & Neck Pain
The word “cervicogenic” refers to something that originates
in the cervical spine, which is the portion of the spine between the base
of the head and the upper back. You may have heard of cervicogenic headaches,
which are headaches that start because of issues with the muscles, nerves,
vertebrae, or other components of the neck—but what about cervicogenic
Dizziness and imbalance that originate from the neck have often been referred
to as cervical vertigo, though dizziness and vertigo are not necessarily
the same. Cervicogenic dizziness doesn’t typically produce the same
spinning sensation that vertigo does, and it stems from an entirely different
set of problems.
Potential Signs of Cervicogenic Dizziness
You may be experiencing cervicogenic dizziness if any of the following are true:
- Your dizziness increases when you move your head or move around.
- Your dizziness lasts at least a minute or so.
- Your dizziness usually happens in conjunction with headaches and notable
- Your dizziness sometimes happens when you keep your head in one position
for an extended period of time.
Your dizziness began after you sustained a
Treatment for Dizziness that Stems from Neck Pain
If you are suffering from cervicogenic dizziness, you may benefit from
vestibular therapy. This treatment has the potential to alleviate neck tightness and pain,
address the source of your dizziness, and help you regain stability and
balance. Even if you are unsure whether it’s your neck, head, inner
ear, or something else causing your dizziness, getting in touch with an
experienced physical therapist right away is the best thing you can do
Vestibular & Physical Therapy in Monmouth County
ProFysio Physical Therapy, we make it our mission to get down to the bottom of your dizziness and
pain. We understand that your aches and pains are much more than that:
they are signs of a deeper, treatable problem. After performing a comprehensive
evaluation, we get to work helping you come up with a plan to recovery
and get back on your feet.
Our Aberdeen physical therapists offer free consultations. Call (732) 333-6360
today to schedule yours.