Vertigo can be caused by neck problems. Cervical vertigo — also called cervicogenic dizziness — is a condition that causes both neck pain and dizziness. It's related to certain neck conditions. Cervical vertigo can also occur following a cervical spine injury. Though, in most cases, symptoms don't appear until months or years after the initial trauma.
Cervical vertigo, or cervicogenic dizziness, is a neck-related sensation in which a person feels like either they're spinning or the world around them is spinning. Poor neck posture, neck disorders, or trauma to the cervical spine cause this condition.
Often, tight neck muscles are a symptom of a wider condition that could cause dizziness or headache. These conditions—called cervicogenic dizziness and cervicogenic headache, respectively—are rare, as only up to 2.5% of the population have them.
Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations may help alleviate a specific type of vertigo called cervical vertigo. This type of vertigo is caused by improperly-moving joints in the cervical spine following a neck injury, which results in incorrect information about movement and body position being sent to the brain.