Can cervicogenic dizziness be cured?

Can cervicogenic dizziness be cured?
Can cervicogenic dizziness be cured?

Can cervicogenic dizziness be cured is a common question we get as neck and vestibular health specialists.

The extent to which cervicogenic dizziness can be “cured” depends on several factors, including the underlying causes and the individual’s response to treatment.

Cervicogenic dizziness is often a complex condition with multiple contributing factors, and its management typically focuses on improving symptoms and functionality rather than seeking a complete cure.

We discuss this in more detail in our professional books and course, but here are some highlights for you.

Here are some important points to consider:

  1. Addressing Underlying Causes: Cervicogenic dizziness is associated with dysfunction or pathology in the neck or cervical spine. While the underlying neck issues can often be managed, they may not always be completely resolved.
  2. Symptom Management: The primary goal of treatment is to alleviate dizziness, improve neck function, and enhance overall quality of life. This may involve physical therapy, exercises, postural correction, and lifestyle modifications.
  3. Individual Variability: Responses to treatment can vary from person to person. Some individuals may experience significant improvement in their symptoms and may feel that they have been “cured” if their dizziness no longer significantly affects their daily life.
  4. Long-Term Management: In many cases, cervicogenic dizziness may require ongoing management and maintenance to keep symptoms under control. This may include continuing with exercises and adopting a lifestyle that supports neck and spine health.
  5. Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation strategies can be highly effective in improving neck function and reducing dizziness. However, they may need to be continued to maintain the benefits achieved.
  6. Surgical Intervention: In severe cases with structural issues in the cervical spine, surgery may be considered. While surgery can address specific structural problems, it may not guarantee a complete cure of all dizziness-related symptoms.
How to diagnose and treat cervicogenic dizziness?
How to diagnose and treat cervicogenic dizziness?


It’s important for individuals experiencing cervicogenic dizziness to work closely with healthcare professionals, such as physical therapists and doctors, to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals.

While a complete “cure” may not always be achievable, many people can significantly improve their symptoms and quality of life through appropriate treatment and management strategies.

Treatment options for cervicogenic dizziness

Specialized physical therapy treatment can assist in alleviating musculoskeletal elements and improve spinal alignment contributing to cervicogenic dizziness. A systematic approach of orthopedic, vestibular and sensorimotor re-training is usually necessary to alleviate symptoms.

At PhysioFit of NC, we have the expert team in both vestibular and cervical spine conditions to help you to the fullest.

We provide a comprehensive treatment approach through our Cervicogenic Dizziness Relief Program.  This includes manual therapy and exercises to improve neck posture and mobility. The primary goal of treatment is to address the underlying cervical spine issues and vestibular dysfunction causing cervicogenic dizziness.

If you are a professional and looking for training options, check out our diagnosis and treatment courses on Cervicogenic Dizziness!

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Cervicogenic Dizziness Online Course
Cervicogenic Dizziness Online Course