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

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Dr. Daniel Ivankovich
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Vertigo & Neck Pain

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.

In brief: Vertigo & Neck Pain

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.
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