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A 41-year-old member asked:

How come we have vertigo/dizziness when we are suffering from cervical spondilysis?

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Dr. Dipakkumar Pandya
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?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
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.
Last updated Apr 24, 2015


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