A number of pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed to underlie cervicogenic vertigo.
Investigations of CV often appear motivated by the frequently encountered clinical
scenario of a patient with neck symptoms and dizziness, in whom no other cause for the
dizziness has been identified. Since mere co-occurrence does not prove causality, a skeptical
audience would understandably eschew regarding CV as a “diagnosis,” and prefer the
more neutral term, “syndrome”