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Cervicogenic dizziness: a review of diagnosis and treatment.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2000; 30(12):755-66JO

Abstract

The diagnosis of cervicogenic dizziness is characterized by dizziness and dysequilibrium that is associated with neck pain in patients with cervical pathology. The diagnosis and treatment of an individual presenting with cervical spine dysfunction and associated dizziness complaints can be a challenging experience to orthopaedic and vestibular rehabilitation specialists. The purpose of this article is to review the incidence and prevalence, historical background, and proposed pathophysiology underlying cervicogenic dizziness. In addition, we have outlined the diagnostic criteria, evaluation, and treatment of dizziness attributed to disorders of the cervical spine. The diagnosis of cervicogenic dizziness is dependent upon correlating symptoms of imbalance and dizziness with neck pain and excluding other vestibular disorders based on history, examination, and vestibular function tests. When diagnosed correctly, cervicogenic dizziness can be successfully treated using a combination of manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. We present 2 cases, of patients diagnosed with cervicogenic dizziness, as an illustration of the clinical decision-making process in regard to this diagnosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11153554

Citation

Wrisley, D M., et al. "Cervicogenic Dizziness: a Review of Diagnosis and Treatment." The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, vol. 30, no. 12, 2000, pp. 755-66.
Wrisley DM, Sparto PJ, Whitney SL, et al. Cervicogenic dizziness: a review of diagnosis and treatment. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2000;30(12):755-66.
Wrisley, D. M., Sparto, P. J., Whitney, S. L., & Furman, J. M. (2000). Cervicogenic dizziness: a review of diagnosis and treatment. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 30(12), pp. 755-66.
Wrisley DM, et al. Cervicogenic Dizziness: a Review of Diagnosis and Treatment. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2000;30(12):755-66. PubMed PMID: 11153554.
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