Cervical dizziness, Cervicogenic (Cervical) Vertigo

Cervicogenic vertigo (CV) a type of “dizziness or vertigo” someone can feel when they move their head and neck in a certain direction. The cervical spine (your neck) has position receptors (proprioceptors) in the joints and muscles that tell your brain and balance system where you are in space. When this information gets distorted then that can trigger CV. There can be a precipitating event such as:

  • Neck injury
  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Falls
  • Prolonged poor posture
  • Head injury

Symptoms of Cervicogenic vertigo:

  • Imbalance,
  • Unsteadiness
  • Disorientation
  • Neck pain
  • Limited motion of the neck
  • Headaches


Functional (chiropractic) neurological therapy can help diminish symptoms of CV. Treatment strategies are specifically tailored to individual needs of the patient and include a combination:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Neuromuscular Re-Education
  • Eye/neck Exercises
  • Orthopedic Exercises
  • physiotherapy
  • Sensory-Motor Integration Therapy