People who have had extreme head injuries, cervical arthritis, or cervical disc herniations are most often affected by cervical vertigo. Cervicogenic dizziness can often result from a whiplash injury in car accidents. Cervicogenic dizziness is a syndrome of neck pain accompanied by dizziness. This diagnosis is provided once all other causes of dizziness have been ruled out.
Another potential cause is cervicogenic dizziness, imbalance or dizziness that arises from the neck. As an independent cause of dizziness, cervicogenic dizziness is controversial. However, more research is being done in this area, which improves our understanding of how different body systems interact.