Clues for Cervicogenic Dizziness
#whiplash #concussion and neurosurgery research that has provided some clarity on when to suspect cervicogenic dizziness. Some important clues include: - History of neck or head trauma - Dizziness without vertigo/spinning that is agitated by neck movement - Degenerative changes in the upper neck - Absence of vestibular findings - History of neck or radiating arm pain In addition to those findings, I have found a few functional exams that help point towards cervical origin. One shown here is a neck torsion balance test. Lots of clinicians test balance, but adding a challenge to a balance exam where you have a patient turn their torso, or turn their head can put stress on the neck that may worsen a sense of imbalance.
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A post shared by Keystone Chiro Neuroplasticity (@keystoneneuro) Have your clinician give this test a try, to see if the neck might be a cause of your dizziness.