Nerve root irritation from cervical spine arthritis can cause vertigo – a type of dizziness characterized by the sensation of the room spinning around you. This would be associated with neck pain and/or headache. But there are other more common causes of vertigo, and non-vertigo is an even more common cause of dizziness
If you’re just feeling light-headed or unsteady you’re probably experiencing non-vertigo dizziness which can often be remedied by simply drinking more fluids. If this doesn’t help, you should see your physician.