Have you ever had a chronic neck pain patient who also reports episodic dizziness, especially when their neck is sore, or during specific neck movements? Do you investigate further and/or add some additional vestibulo-ocular challenges and balance rehab to their home care? Have you ever diagnosed a patient with ‘cervicogenic dizziness’? This new Research Review discusses key factors, theories and approaches in this emerging area…

Neck pain, headache, dizziness, unsteadiness, visual disturbance, postural instability and altered head and eye movements are just some of the plethora of possible signs and symptoms patients report after neck trauma (including concussion in some cases!). Their presence and coexistence can certainly vary! Understanding the etiology of such disturbances can allow practitioners to more accurately assess and treat these ancillary clinical features that may impede an individual patient’s recovery. Research to date has investigated several suspected causes of these signs and symptoms in neck trauma patients and chief among them is altered sensorimotor control or integration. Bearing this in mind, the author of this clinical commentary sought to discuss the evidence surrounding sensorimotor disturbance in the context of neck pain, including its clinical assessment, differential diagnosis, predictors of poor recovery and implications for management. This paper was published in JOSPT (2017) - LOG IN OR SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THE FULL REVIEW & OVER 850 OTHERS!
 
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