Cervicogenic Dizziness / Vertigo

Cervicogenic Dizziness / Cervical Vertigo

Cervicogenic dizziness is a condition characterized by feelings of light-headedness, imbalance, or disorientation that stem from issues in the cervical spine. While dizziness is commonly associated with inner ear problems or vestibular disorders, cervicogenic dizziness occurs when dysfunction in the neck joints, muscles, or nerves disrupts the body’s sense of balance and spatial orientation. This can result from conditions such as cervical arthritis, muscle spasms, or whiplash injuries, which can irritate the nerves and affect the proprioceptive input from the neck to the brain.

Cervicogenic dizziness can often be alleviated through chiropractic care, which focuses on restoring proper alignment and function to the cervical spine, reducing nerve irritation, and improving overall balance and stability.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of cervicogenic dizziness, our chiropractors, can help address the underlying causes and provide relief from dizziness and related symptoms.


Vertigo is a disorienting and often unsettling sensation of spinning or feeling off balance, even when you’re perfectly still. It’s commonly associated with inner ear problems, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis, or Meniere’s disease, which can affect the vestibular system responsible for maintaining balance.

Treatment for vertigo depends on the underlying cause but may include maneuvers to reposition displaced inner ear crystals and vestibular rehabilitation exercises.

Causes of Cervicogenic Dizziness/Cervical Vertigo

  • Cervical spine dysfunction
  • Whiplash injury/concussion
  • Cervical Instability or hypermobility
  • Cervical arthritis/Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nerve compression
  • Poor Postural/Spinal Alignment
  • Neck trauma or surgery
  • Vestibular disorders: vestibular migraine, vestibular neuritis, etc.…

Most Common Cause of Cervicogenic Dizziness

Often a common cause of cervicogenic dizziness that we see in patients is mechanical in nature. This mean the joints either stop moving properly or there are changes in the proper alignment of the spinal bones. This causes pain and stiffness, decreased range of motion, muscle spasms or tightness, and inflammation. This can irritate nearby spinal nerves as well as changes in the joint position sense (proprioception) in the upper cervical spine.

Vertigo or Dizziness Treatment in Newmarket

We approach cervicogenic dizziness holistically, addressing your entire spine and body rather than just the site of discomfort. Determining the root cause of your dizziness is crucial, considering the numerous factors that may contribute to it.

Every patient receives a thorough exam, including all necessary testing: thermographic nerve scan, orthopedic and neurological testing, posture assessment, and in-office digital x-rays (if necessary). We use ‘high-tech’ methods for diagnosis and treatment, but don’t worry, we will never abandon the ‘old-fashioned’ skills of careful listening and personal attention.

Following your examination, we’ll provide you with a detailed report of our findings. Based on this information, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific condition, treatment preferences, and goals.

Our treatment approach encompasses spinal adjustments, muscle therapy, and rehabilitation exercises and stretches. This helps to enhance your posture and promote an efficient recovery from your cervicogenic dizziness. We have over 20+ years experience in helping people recover from cervicogenic dizziness. Through gentle adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle modifications, we can help you get back to enjoying life.

Chiropractic on Eagle enjoys an elevated level of patient satisfaction because we collaborate with you and explain everything in advance. We also believe you can regain your health, regardless of how long you have been suffering from cervicogenic dizziness.

Chiropractic on Eagle

4.9 (391)
407 Eagle St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 1K5
Friday Closed
Monday 7:30 – 10:45 AM
2:30 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 – 10:45 AM
2:30 – 5:30 PM
Wednesday 2:30 – 6:00 PMThursday 7:30 – 10:45 AM
2:30 – 5:30 PM
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