When to See Your Physical Therapist for Cervicogenic Dizziness
Meynard Enriquez DPT, Ross Fargnoli DPT OCS, Ray Lunasin DPT OCS,
Mark Lundblad DPT OCS, Shane O’Malley DPT OCS
- When the dizziness severity correlates with neck pain
- Limitation in neck range of motion
- Onset of dizziness following head or neck trauma
- Vague complaints of light-headedness and unsteadiness
- Dizziness lasting minutes to hours
- Not associated with double vision
- Dizziness occurs episodically
- Symptoms improve with lying down or supporting the neck
- Your dizziness was determined not to be coming from a cardiac or vestibular condition
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