Understanding Their Differences
What is Vertigo or Vestibular Headaches?
Cervical vertigo headaches, also known as vestibular migraines, are a condition that affects the vestibular system of the body.
The vestibular system is a sensory system responsible in keeping the body balanced, stabilising the head and body during movement and maintaining posture. It also provides the brain with information about head position, motion and spatial orientation.
The primary location of the vestibular system is found in the inner ear. Any disruptions to the vestibular system can result in vestibular migraines or cervical vertigo headaches. It is important to note there are many nerves that originate lower from the neck and connect into the vestibular system, as well as, nerves located higher, exiting the vestibular system and into the brain. Hence, any disruptions to the nerves located above or below the vestibular system can also cause vertigo headaches and vestibular migraines due to its close proximity and relationship to the vestibular system. This means that a sufferer may have a perfectly normal vestibular system, however disruptions to the signals and nerves above and below the vestibular system can result in vestibular disorders.
Hence it is important that if you suffer from vestibular migraines or vertigo headaches that you seek expert advice in order to receive the correct diagnosis and best treatment option.