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Why do we have vertigo/dizziness when we have cervical spondylosis?

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Dr. Daniel Ivankovich answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Cervical spondylosis isn't commonly associated with vertigo. The vertebrobasilar circulation supplies the balance centers in the brain. Cervical osteophytes can press on the vertebral artery causing its occlusion during head turning. The most common complaint in patients with vertebrobasilar insufficiency is vertigo. You should be evaluated by a neurologist and referred appropriately.

Answered May 27, 2019



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