Can Dizziness Come From the Neck? Cervical Vertigo Tests | Cervicogenic Dizziness

Cervical vertigo can be defined as vertigo caused by neck postures irrespective of the orientation of the head to gravity. Cervical vertigo can also be simply defined as vertigo due to neck disorders (Ryan and Cope, 1955). The vestibular apparatus (part of a larger system responsible for controlling eye movement, muscle coordination, and general balance) relies on the eyes and mechanisms of the inner ears to inform the vestibular system as to the relative position of the head to one’s surroundings.Vertebral arteries can also be damaged at the points in the upper cervical spine region, due to stressful stretching such as weight lifting that causes the vertebral artery to rupture.