How long does cervicogenic dizziness typically last?

How long does cervicogenic dizziness last?
How long does cervicogenic dizziness last?

How long does cervicogenic dizziness last is a common question we get as neck and vestibular health physical therapists.

The duration of cervicogenic dizziness can vary widely among individuals.

There is no specific timeframe that applies to everyone, as it depends on several factors, including the underlying causes, the effectiveness of treatment, and individual responses to therapy.

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

Here are some key considerations:

  1. Varied Duration: Cervicogenic dizziness can last for a few weeks, several months, or even years. It may be a temporary issue for some individuals, while others may experience it as a chronic condition.
  2. Effectiveness of Treatment: Timely and appropriate treatment can significantly improve symptoms and reduce the duration of cervicogenic dizziness. Physical therapy, exercises, and lifestyle modifications can help manage symptoms.
  3. Severity of Underlying Issues: The severity of the cervical spine problems contributing to dizziness can influence how long symptoms persist. Structural issues may require more time to address effectively.
  4. Compliance with Treatment: Consistency in following prescribed treatments, exercises, and recommendations from healthcare professionals can impact the duration of symptoms.
  5. Individual Factors: Each person’s body and response to treatment are unique. Some individuals may respond more quickly to treatment, while others may require a longer recovery period.
  6. Lifestyle Factors: Lifestyle choices, such as posture, ergonomics, and stress management, can affect the duration of cervicogenic dizziness. Positive lifestyle changes may expedite recovery.
How to diagnose and treat cervicogenic dizziness?
How to diagnose and treat cervicogenic dizziness?


It’s essential for individuals experiencing cervicogenic dizziness to consult with healthcare professionals for an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan.

With proper care, many people can experience a significant reduction in symptoms and an improved quality of life, even if complete resolution is not always achieved.

The duration of cervicogenic dizziness can vary, but proactive management and adherence to treatment recommendations can lead to positive outcomes.

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