A 41-year-old member asked:
How come we have vertigo/dizziness when we are suffering from cervical spondilysis?
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Neurology 29 years experience
Best answer: Cervical vertigo has long been a controversial entity and its very existence as a medical
entity has advocates and opponents. Supporters of cervical vertigo claim that its actual
prevalence is underestimated due to the overestimation of other diagnostic categories
in clinics. Furthermore, different pathophysiological mechanisms have been attributed
to cervical vertigo. Here the authors discuss the.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Why is it that we have vertigo/dizziness when we are suffering from cervical spondilysis?
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Vessels and nerves: The blood supply and nerves associated with aspects of balance include those that run in the cervical spine and into the brainstem in the area between the spinal cord and cerebral cortex (posterior fossa). Hence, cervical spine lesions which affect the blood flow to this area, or descending tracts from the posterior fossa, can be part of a mechanism for vertigo.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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