It is not uncommon for people who suffer from dizziness also have neck pain. In fact, these two conditions are often linked.
In this blog post, we will explore the link between vertigo and cervical and discuss what you can do to find relief from this condition. We will also provide references for further reading on the subject.
What is vertigo?
The feeling of movement is usually a swaying, rotation or displacement, of oneself or of the supporting surface (such as tilting the ground or falling into the void), but in reality these changes in the subject or the environment do not occur.
Dizziness is also a modification of the balance, which includes unpleasant feelings of emptiness in the head, insecurity and unsteadiness, feeling unwell and at risk of fainting, accompanied by nausea and vomiting, cold sweats and pallor.
Dizziness always designate an alteration of the vestibular system (located in the inner ear and whose neurological center is in the trunk cerebral), while dizziness is balance disorders which are not always related to it.
Le vertige can be a very debilitating condition, so it's important to see a doctor if you think you have it.
Cervical Spine Anatomy
Cervical are the vertebrae located in the neck. In humans, there are seven cervical vertebrae. They support the head and allow its mobility as well as that of the neck. The cervicals can bend, extend, tilt to one side or the other of the shoulder or rotate to the right or left.
Their primary function is to protect the spinal cord. Cervical are named according to their position, starting from top to bottom, they are the atlas, the axis, the third cervical, the fourth cervical, the fifth cervical, the sixth cervical and the seventh cervical.
The atlas is the tallest bone and it supports the head. The axis is the second vertebrate and it allows the head to move from side to side. The third to seventh cervical vertebrae are also called the real ones cervical.
Together, they form a bony hinge called the pars interarticulaires. This hinge connects each vertebra to the vertebrate adjacent and allows a wide range of motion at the level of the of.
What are the causes of vertigo?
Although the vertige can be caused by a variety of factors, including dehydration and low blood sugar, it is most often the result of an inner ear infection or vestibular system disorders.
The vestibular system, responsible for the balance and coordination, is made up of several interconnected parts, including the vestibule, semicircular canals and otolithic organs. When one or more of these parts are damaged or malfunction, it can lead to dizziness.
Vertigo can also be caused by cervical vertigo, which occurs when there is a problem with the bones of the neck.
Le cervical vertigo is often the result of arthritis or herniated disc. Although vertigo can be a symptom of a serious underlying condition, it is also relatively common and usually not cause for concern.
Cervical vertigo: Link between vertigo and cervical
The Cervical vertigo are a feeling of movement or imbalance caused by a problem with the bones, ligaments, muscles, or nerves in the neck.
The Cervical vertigo can be caused by various factors, including osteoarthritis cervical, cervical hernia, the syndrome of narrow cervical canal and compression of the cervical vertebrae. This condition can be explained by several mechanisms.
From an anatomical point of view, apart from the two carotid arteries, the cervical spine is bordered on each side by a cerebral artery. Their role is to ensure the blood supply to the brain.
In the presence of cervical conditions such ascervical spondylosis, these arteries will be compressed which will generate a poor blood flow to the brain, hence the installation of a table ofvertebro-basilar insufficiency. This translates not only into dizziness, but also by loss of consciousness and a serious fall, especially in the elderly.
To learn more about vertebro-basilar insufficiency, see the following article.
When cervicarthrosis, un narrowing of the spinal canal can also occur. This will cause a dysfunction of the cervical proprioceptive afferents, hence the appearance of perception disorders aware and unaware of the postures of the different parts of the body, i.e. of the balance.
To learn more about spinal canal stenosis (also called cervical canal narrowing), see the following article.
Moreover, inner ear (vestibule) proprioceptive systems are in connection with that of the cervical spine. A violation of the latter will therefore certainly have an impact on the vestibular system, which is the balance regulating system.
In addition, vertigo can also be caused by inner ear disorders such as Ménière's disease or vestibular neuritis.
However, if you suffer from dizziness and your doctor does not find an inner ear disorder, it is likely that you have cervical dizziness.
There are many treatment options for vertigo, including medications, physical therapy (physiotherapy), and surgery, depending on the underlying cause. If you think you have vertige, make an appointment with your doctor to get a diagnosis that will allow you to start treatment and get back to living your life without this debilitating condition.
How to treat dizziness and neck pain?
Le vertige cervical is a type of vertigo caused by neck problems. The most common cause of cervical vertigo is degenerative disc disease, which occurs when the intervertebral discs your neck begin to deteriorate.
The other factors causing the cervical dizziness are herniated discs, osteoarthritis and trauma to the of.
The Cervical vertigo can be treated with medication, physical therapy, or surgery. Drugs commonly used to treat Cervical vertigo include:
- Antihistamines: They help relieve the Dizziness cervical by decreasing the response of the vestibular system to stimuli.
- Anticholinergics: They work by blocking neurotransmitters that can contribute to Cervical vertigo.
- Corticosteroids: They are used to treat inflammation of the Cervical vertigo.
Physical therapy (physiotherapy) is also an effective treatment option for Cervical vertigo. Massage therapy can help relax neck muscles and reduce inflammation. Ultrasound therapy can help reduce pain and inflammation Cervical Vertigo.
Surgery is rarely needed to treat Cervical Dizziness, but it may be indicated in some severe cases. The surgery of Cervical vertigo is usually performed to correct a herniated disc or a deformity of the spine.
With proper treatment, most people with cervical dizziness can recover
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