How to Diagnose Cervicogenic Dizziness with the Optimal Sequence Algorithm


Have you ever had a patient come in with dizziness that you think is from the neck?

Differentiating from musculoskeletal cervical origin, vascular origin and vestibular origin is key for any clinician treating neck pain, dizziness or vertigo. Do you have this skill set?

Dizziness has become one of the most common manifestations in adult patients. Dizziness develops through multiple factors and different mechanisms and among all causes of dizziness, the cervical spine as the source continues to be the most controversial.  A convincing pathogenesis must be based on altered sensory input from the upper cervical spine.  The correct clinical diagnosis is necessary to rule out competing diagnosis and make the appropriate treatment.

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