Cervicogenic Dizziness, What Can The Physio Do?

Cervicogenic dizziness is the sensation of dizziness, vertigo, and possibly nausea that is produced by some neck pain. The sensation that the room is moving about or that an individual that a person is speaking to is moving in an unnatural and disorienting manner is a common symptom of cervicogenic dizziness.

People that suffer from cervicogenic dizziness may become dizzy for just a few minutes or may remain dizzy for hours. The majority of people that have a true Cervicogenic dizziness also have headaches that accompany the dizziness. The dizziness that people experience is often more severe when people get up after a few hours of sitting or when they get out of bed.

After more than a century of research and argument physiotherapy and the medical community came to an agreement that cervicogenic dizziness is a true disease state that is caused by neck pain. The neck pain can be produced by injury like whip lash, can result from age, or can be caused by the way a person sits, stands, or the position that they sleep in.

Cervicogenic dizziness is difficult to diagnose. Physiotherapy Cambridge must first eliminate all other possibilities that may be causing dizziness. The most recent research produced by physiotherapy indicates that the muscles and tendons that connect the neck and head also impact the inner ear. The inner ear is the center of balance in the human body. The muscles that cause the pain also produce an imbalance in the positioning of the inner ear that causes the cervicogenic dizziness.

Physiotherapy has produced several techniques to minimize or completely relieve the pain that causes cervicogenic dizziness. Again, it is absolutely imperative that all other sources of the production of dizziness be eliminated for your safety and to produce the most effective treatment for you.

Physiotherapy can determine what muscles are causing you pain. A simple set of exercises that rotate your neck and use all other the muscles that connect the neck to the head may be all that is needed to relieve your pain and the dizziness you experience from cervicogenic dizziness.

The exercise routine is progressive and insures that you do not experience discomfort. Continuing the exercise program eliminates the pain and thus stops the dizziness. The routine can be as simplistic as getting up from your chair at work at regular intervals to stretch and walk.

In some cases of cervicogenic dizziness, direct massage by an expert in physiotherapy may be the cure for your dizziness. Chemicals that produce pain are eliminated from muscles by movement. If a person is in pain they tend to move less. The lack of movement allows the chemicals that cause pain to remain in the muscles and produce more pain and more dizziness. Massage can provide the physical movement needed to get the pain causing chemical out of your muscles.

The position you sleep in can cause neck pain and cervicogenic dizziness. Physiotherapy offers several solutions to sleep patterns that cause pain. A change in the shape of you pillow and the material the pillow is made from have been proven to be very effective in eliminating neck pain caused by sleep position and will cure your cervicogenic dizziness.

Cervicogenic dizziness is difficult to diagnose. Physiotherapy Cambridge can test you for specific and undeniable signs that you have cervicogenic dizziness. Treatments are available that are guided by your age, your weight, the state of your health, and the amount of pain and dizziness that you suffer from. Exercise, massage, changing how you sleep, and eliminating long periods of sitting have proven to be extremely successful in eliminating cervicogenic dizziness and preventing the dizziness from returning.

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