Cervicogenic dizziness refers to a sensation associated with neck pain where a person feels as if he is spinning or the objects around him are moving. It is also known as cervical vertigo. Diagnosis of cervicogenic dizziness is made after excluding other conditions (like BPPV – benign positional vertigo, psychogenic vertigo, vestibular neuritis etc.) that present with similar symptoms like it. Top grade homeopathic remedies for cervicogenic dizziness include Conium and Gelsemium, which help treat the condition symptomatically.
- 1 Causes
- 2 Symptoms
- 3 Homeopathic Remedies for Cervicogenic Dizziness
- 3.1 Conium – For Managing Intense Dizziness, Vertigo
- 3.2 Gelsemium – To Manage Dizziness and Loss of Balance
- 3.3 Rhus Tox – For Relieving Neck Pain and Vertigo
- 3.4 Bryonia – To Manage Pain in Neck and Vertigo
- 3.5 Cimicifuga – For Neck Pain, Stiffness with Vertigo on Stooping
- 3.6 Cocculus Indicus – For Managing Vertigo with Nausea, Vomiting
- 3.7 Belladonna – To Relieve Earache
- 3.8 Causticum – For Reducing Dizziness and Neck Pain
- 3.9 Silicea – For Neck Pain, Headache and Vertigo
- 3.10 Tabacum – To Manage Vertigo, Head Heaviness and Nausea
- 3.11 Phosphoric Acid – For Cramping Drawing in Neck Muscles with Vertigo
- 3.12 Chininum Sulph – To Manage Noises in Ear (Tinnitus)
It can arise from a number of reasons. Firstly, it can arise after an injury to head or neck or a whiplash injury (this injury results from forceful and rapid back – and – forth movement of the neck and it commonly occurs in rear end car accidents.)
Next, it can arise from blockage in the arteries of the neck as arising from hardening of the artery walls (atherosclerosis) which interrupts the blood flow to the inner ear or the brain stem.
Apart from above any surgery to the neck also may lead to it. Osteoarthritis or cervical spondylosis (i.e. wear and tear of the structures including vertebra, joints, and spinal discs present in the cervical spine) is yet another reason behind it.
In osteoarthritis, cervicogenic dizziness results from pressure being applied to the spinal cord which tends to disrupt blood flow to the brain and the inner ear and cause dizziness.
Other causes include slip disc in the cervical spine and poor neck posture.
The main symptom of it is vertigo that mostly arises from sudden neck movement. Rest of the symptoms include loss of balance, ear pain, ringing in the ears (means tinnitus I.e. hearing noises in the ear in the absence of any external sound), nausea, and vomiting. Lastly, headache and difficulty in concentrating can also arise with above symptoms.
Homeopathic Remedies for Cervicogenic Dizziness
Homeopathic medicines are highly effective to treat cases of cervicogenic dizziness. Homeopathic medicines give excellent results by treating the root cause behind it. These medicines are of natural origin, so they treat this condition in a very safe manner without any sort of side effects. They help to manage its symptoms including vertigo, loss of balance, ear pain, noises in ears, headache, nausea and vomiting in a very effective manner along with aiming to relieve the neck pain and neck stiffness. The top grade homeopathic medicines to treat cases of cervicogenic dizziness include Conium, Gelsemium, Rhus Tox, Bryonia and Cocculus Indicus.
Conium – For Managing Intense Dizziness, Vertigo
Homeopathic medicine Conium is prepared from fresh plants known as Conium Maculatum. This plant belongs to the family umbelliferae. Conium is a leading medicine for persons who complain of marked dizziness with a sensation as if everything around them is revolving in a circle. They feel that dizziness is worse on turning their head. They want to keep their heads still to prevent episodes of dizziness. Sometimes they also feel that dizziness appears on rising from a seat and also while walking. With this they feel much pain, stiffness and soreness in the neck.
Gelsemium – To Manage Dizziness and Loss of Balance
Gelsemium is prepared from the bark of the root of the plant known as Gelsemium Sempervirens, commonly known as yellow jasmine. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. It is well indicated medicine to manage dizziness and loss of balance in these cases. Persons who need it feel dizzy when they do sudden head movement. They also have loss of balance while walking and fears as if they would fall down from this. Along with this they have pain in the neck and it is also very sensitive to pressure. Heaviness in the head also attends above complaints. Sometimes pain in the head also appears which is mostly located in the back of the head. It also helps to manage concentration issues along with above symptoms.
Rhus Tox – For Relieving Neck Pain and Vertigo
Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox is prepared from fresh leaves of plant Rhus Toxicodendron. This plant belongs to family anacardiaceae. Rhus Tox is given in cases when there is excessive pain in the neck and vertigo. In cases requiring Rhus Tox there is vertigo that worsens from standing or while walking. Sometimes it is worse when rising from a lying position. In such cases intense pain and stiffness is also present in the neck. The neck muscles feel as if they are very tense. A history of injury to the neck, or overstraining of the neck muscles may be found in many cases where Rhus Tox is needed.
Bryonia – To Manage Pain in Neck and Vertigo
Bryonia is the next wonderful medicine that effectively manages pain in the neck and vertigo. It is prepared from the root of a plant named as wild hops. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. It is indicated in persons who feel dizziness when rising from the bed or rising from a seat. Along with this they have pain in the neck and a drawing sensation in the neck. The neck pain worsens from motion in them and gets better by absolute rest. The neck muscles also feel stiff in them.
Cimicifuga – For Neck Pain, Stiffness with Vertigo on Stooping
This medicine is prepared from plant Cimicifuga racemosa commonly known as black cohosh. It belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is effective medicine for neck pain and stiffness with vertigo that particularly worsens on stooping. In cases needing it the neck stiffness worsens from cold air exposure. Neck pain worsens from movement of head. The cervical spine is sensitive to touch along with this. Head heaviness sometimes is present with above symptoms.
Cocculus Indicus – For Managing Vertigo with Nausea, Vomiting
Cocculus Indicus is prepared from powdered seeds of a plant commonly named as Indian Cockle. This plant belongs to the family menispermaceae. It is very helpful for managing vertigo with nausea and vomiting. Persons who need it have sensation as if all the surrounding objects are revolving. They have vertigo mainly on rising from lying position. They also fear falling during vertigo. Intense nausea and vomiting is present with this. Other symptoms that they may have are neck pain on movement, stiffness in the neck, crackling sounds in the neck on doing any movement, and weakness in the neck muscles.
Belladonna – To Relieve Earache
Belladonna is prepared from a plant named as deadly nightshade. This plant belongs to family solanaceae. It is mainly used to relieve earache and headache. The feature to use it in earache is shooting, tearing or stitching pain in the ears. Along with this sometimes ringing noises in the ears are felt. When it comes to headache, it is indicated when there is congestive, throbbing pain especially in the sides of the head. The headache tends to worsen from light, noise, jar and eye movements. With earache and headache they also have dizziness. Their dizziness appears from any of the body movement in them.
Causticum – For Reducing Dizziness and Neck Pain
Causticum is also very beneficial to help reduce dizziness and neck pain. Persons needing it mainly have tearing pain in the neck. Along with pain, stiffness in the neck is also marked. They also have vertigo with tendency to fall sideways, forward or backward. Mainly stooping leads to vertigo in them.
Silicea – For Neck Pain, Headache and Vertigo
Silicea is a very prominent medicine to manage complaints of neck pain, headache and vertigo in these cases. Persons who need it have neck pain along with neck stiffness. They cannot turn their heads due to neck pain. With this they have a violent headache. The headache can be felt on top of the head, back of the head or forehead. Lastly they have vertigo. They usually feel vertigo from motion or also looking upward. They also complain of nausea and vomiting along with headache and vertigo.
Tabacum – To Manage Vertigo, Head Heaviness and Nausea
This medicine is indicated to manage vertigo, head heaviness and nausea. In cases needing it the vertigo worsens from looking upward. It gets better by vomiting. It also relieves in the open air.
Phosphoric Acid – For Cramping Drawing in Neck Muscles with Vertigo
Phosphoric Acid works well in cases where a person has cramping or drawing pain in the neck. Neck feels tense. These complaints are felt mostly on moving the head. With this he has vertigo. The vertigo worsens from standing and walking in them.
Chininum Sulph – To Manage Noises in Ear (Tinnitus)
This medicine is very effective to manage noises in the ear. For using it the noises can be ringing, roaring, buzzing in nature. With noises vertigo is present. Along with this there is pain in neck muscles. The neck muscles feel swollen and contracted. Along with this head heaviness is there. The last cervical vertebrae in the neck are also very sensitive and tender to pressure where it is required.