Understanding Your Symptoms
The main symptoms of Vertigo Cervical Migraine are
Vertigo: The sensation where you feel that the environment is spinning around you. Involuntary eye movements can be experienced because of the contraction of the muscles around the eye. This is an external sensation
Dizziness: This is described as; light-headedness, heavy-headedness, an un-steady feeling or fogginess and wooziness. It is an internal sensation.
Imbalance: This is a sensation of feeling unsteady on your feet. You may over-correct your balance and sway from side to side.
Headache or Migraine: Pain from headache or migraine can be felt in the head during an attack. However, it can also be completely absent. Symptoms of migraine, such as; aura, nausea or vomiting can occur in this case.
Common migraine symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting can occur, and if pain is felt it can be both unilateral or bilateral. Sufferers often describe symptoms that are exacerbated by sudden movements of the head, turning their head a specific direction or even when maintaining one head position for a long period of time.
Visual inputs, such as; bright or flickering lights, and disturbances like looking down the aisle at the grocery store can also trigger an attack. It is common for symptoms to be worse when there is some stiffness in the neck.
Due to the similarity of these symptoms with other conditions, Vertigo Cervical Headache is often wrongly diagnosed as
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)