The second article in our series on dizziness and vertigo focuses on dizziness, specifically cervicogenic dizziness. Before we start, I feel it is important to make a distinction between the terms dizziness and vertigo, as many people use them interchangeably even though they are two different symptoms. Vertigo is a feeling that the room is spinning around
If you have ever had the misfortune of experiencing dizziness or vertigo, you probably have a good understanding of how disabling these conditions can be. Many times seemingly insignificant movements or changes in position cause the whole room to begin spinning around you, make you feel light-headed, or give you the illusion you are falling.
You wake up as you would any other day and roll over to get out of bed when suddenly a strange feeling hits you. The whole room begins spinning around you, the bed starts moving beneath you, and you feel as though you may be falling. Then, as suddenly as the spinning began, it slows