The Chiropractic Doctors' Association of Hong Kong

11/09/2019

【Chiropractic Case Report】Cervicogenic dizziness

Cervicogenic dizziness.

Chu, Eric Chun Pu ; Chin, Wui Ling ; Bhaumik, Amiya
November 2019
Oxford medical case reports, Vol.2019(11), pp.476-478
 
Cervical muscles have numerous connections with vestibular, visual and higher centres, and their interactions can produce effective proprioceptive input. Dysfunction of the cervical proprioception because of various neck problems can alter orientation in space and cause a sensation of disequilibrium. Cervicogenic dizziness (CGD) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the presence of dizziness and associated neck pain in patients with cervical pathology. Here, we report a 24-year-old female, who was diagnosed with CGD based on the correlating episodes of neck pain and dizziness. Both symptoms improved with targeted chiropractic adjustment and ultrasound therapy. CGD is a seemingly simple complaint for patients, but tends to be a controversial diagnosis because there are no specific tests to confirm its causality. For CGD to be considered, an appropriate management for the neck pain should not be denied any patient.