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Jan 22, 2021

A young client has had dizzy spells and neck pain with stiffness for three years. His doctor can’t find anything wrong, and—huzzah!—suggests massage therapy to help. What is the source of his vertigo? Can massage help?




Cho, D. K. et al. “Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Patients with Cervical Vertigo.Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 35, no 2: 243–49.


Krabak, B. J. et al. “Chronic Cervical Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Improvement in Dizziness and Pain with a Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Program. A Pilot Study.” Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 15, no 2 (2000): 83–7.


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