Traumatic Forms of Vertigo
After head and neck pain, vertigo/dizziness is the most frequent complication of a head trauma or a whiplash injury. If a petrous bone fracture is not seen radiologically, and since it is not possible to clinically confirm a brainstem concussion, the first questions to ask are the following: Is this dizziness organic or psychogenic? What is the underlying mechanism of the dizziness (peripheral, central vestibular or cervical)?
KeywordsBenign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Whiplash Injury Oval Window Cervicogenic Headache Petrous Bone
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