Migraine and Vertigo

Arun Swaminathan, Jonathan H. Smith

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Vertigo and migraine are commonly co-occurring problems. The diagnostic criteria for vestibular migraine have recently been updated in the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition (beta version), which allow better detection of this under-recognized condition. In many cases, a diagnosis of vestibular migraine will be established based on a typical history of concurrent migraine headache, photophobia, and/or migraine aura with the vertigo. Certain mimickers, such as Ménière’s disease, likely exist on a pathophysiologic continuum with vestibular migraine. In our review, we provide an update on the salient literature regarding the diagnosis and management of this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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