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Physical Therapy Treatment for Cervicogenic Dizziness

Cervicogenic dizziness is dizziness related to problems in the neck. Some people experience dizziness that may be related to problems arising from the cervical spine or neck.

Common symptoms include neck pain associated with:

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Unsteadiness/imbalance
  • Limited neck mobility
  • Headaches
  • Tinnitus (ear ringing)
  • Aural fullness (fullness in ears)

It is thought that cervicogenic dizziness can develop following a whiplash injury to the neck, or it may occur when there is pathology of the cervical spine, such as degeneration. Some of the time, it is due to other causes. Many patients with cervicogenic dizziness limit their usual tasks and duties because they are afraid to move.

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