Cervical vertigo - Definition

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Definition


Positional vertigo is a feeling of dizziness that occurs when a patient or one of their limbs is mobilized. One of the most common types is cervical vertigo, describing a feeling of instability and loss of balance when moving the head in certain ways. This can occur particularly when the patient lies on their back with their head dangling lower than the torso. These types of vertigo are sometimes accompanied by pain in the cervical vertebra. The feeling can last as long as the responsible body position is maintained, or can resolve itself.

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