Cervical Vertigo 101: Identifying symptoms

Cervical vertigo is non-rotary dizziness that can make a person feel unsteady with every occasional neck movement. Unlike other types, cervical vertigo doesn't set off spinning sensations. As a result, you have to rule out every possible cause of their non-rotary dizziness before confirming that it's cervical vertigo or cervicogenic dizziness. Once verified, you can start seeking a vertigo chiropractor in Redwood City and receive helpful atlas and axis bone adjustments. 

So, what exactly are the primary indications of cervical vertigo? Let's tackle them one by one in the discussion.


Symptoms of Cervical Vertigo

The term vertigo is usually associated with spinning and dizziness. But people who suffer from cervical vertigo do not experience the spinning sensation and will have to depend on other signs and symptoms to know if their condition is cervical vertigo. Here's a mini checklist with some of the most common symptoms to help you identify if you're dealing with cervical vertigo:


You may start feeling lightheaded, heavy-headed, unsteady, or feeling faint. Vertigo typically affects your balance leading to occasional falling or as if you are floating. Cervical vertigo is different from other types of vertigo due to the absence of the spinning feeling.

Uncoordinated movement

Cervicogenic dizziness makes you experience uncoordinated movements, wherein you experience jerky, an unsteady motion that can also affect your limbs. 

Posture changes

You might struggle to keep a straight and upright posture when you have cervical vertigo. This mostly happens because of atlas and axis misalignments and a compromised spinal structure. 

Vision or eye difficulty

Cervical vertigo brings a variety of visual symptoms such as rapid eye movement and unable to keep a steady gaze on moving objects. Additionally, you might also experience a visual sense of motion even when keeping still or find it difficult to read.

Stomach troubles

Cervical vertigo can make you feel sick to your stomach. You may get nausea that eventually leads to vomiting.

Upper cervical discomfort

Some people feel pain, tightness, or discomfort in their upper cervical spine. Most of these people go to a vertigo chiropractor in Redwood City to address pain and postural imbalances.

Headaches or neck pain

This condition triggers headaches wherein you feel a ring or a tight band wrapped around your forehead. You may also develop migraines and sensory sensitivities.


Consult with a Vertigo Chiropractor in Redwood City

If you experience some or most of the symptoms we mentioned, we suggest consulting with a vertigo chiropractor in Redwood city. Our chiropractic doctor, Dr. Tsiglieris, will do a physical check-up of your upper cervical spine for any misalignment that aggravating your condition. 

Advanced Spinal Care, located at 643 Bair Island Rd Ste 208 Redwood City, CA 94063, uses a safe and gentle technique when adjusting your atlas and axis bones. We also use advanced and precise techniques to analyze postural imbalances in the cervical spine.

Call our office at (650) 595-0500 or contact us online to book your appointment.


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