Posturography and Vertigo

  • P. L. Ghilardi
  • A. Casani
  • B. Fattori
Conference paper


Traumatic damage to the soft tissue in the neck may cause the onset of vertigo and dizziness in a large number of cases [13, 31, 47, 49]. The attacks of vertigo and dizziness may last for months after the injury, although these usually decrease significantly as the neck pain subsides. The dizzy Symptoms which follow even a rather light case of whiplash injury (WI) are usually described in nonspecific terms such as lightheadedness, offbalance, and floating and only a small percentage of patients have a Sensation of spinning or rotatory vertigo [ 1 ].


Whiplash Injury Positional Nystagmus Cervical Vertigo Rotatory Vertigo Neck Proprioceptor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Ghilardi
    • 1
  • A. Casani
    • 1
  • B. Fattori
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of OtorhinolaryngologyUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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