Causes and Risk Factors
Meynard Enriquez DPT, Ross Fargnoli DPT OCS, Ray Lunasin DPT OCS,
Mark Lundblad DPT OCS, Shane O’Malley DPT OCS
CGD is caused distinctly by the cervical spine; to be considered, the dizziness has to be closely related to cervical spine position or cervical joint movement. Symptoms of imbalance, unsteadiness, and disorientation are not fully understood but it has been suggested that it may stem from a dysfunction of a person’s kinesthetic (movement) sense. The severity of dizziness is typically proportional to the severity of cervical symptoms such as pain, stiffness and numbness. If someone does not report both dizziness and cervical involvement, CGD is unlikely.
- Degenerative cervical spine disorders
- Barre-Lieou syndrome
- Whiplash-associated disorders
- Bow hunter’s syndrome
- Beauty parlor stroke syndrome
- Cervical myofascial pain syndrome
- Cervical pathology (cervical spondylosis)
- Neck injury (trauma, whiplash)
- Neck pain
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