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  • Writer's pictureDr. Chung

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.⁣

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