Neck Pains

I have had once a vertigo issue couple of years back. Now since some days I feel neck pain, specially after I wake up from sleep / nap. Also once I get up I do feel uneasy or dizzy. This is not a recurring problem.
Is this a cause of vertigo or weak neck muscles?
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The issue that you stated could ve due to improper sleeping posture as in sleeping on your stomach with neck in extended position... The dizziness that is caused due to improper position is known as BPPV(Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo ) is the most common cause of vertigo, a false sensation of spinning.

Benign – it is not life-threatening
Paroxysmal – it comes in sudden, brief spells
Positional – it gets triggered by certain head positions or movements
Vertigo – a false sense of rotational movement
I would recommend you to just get yourself checked by an ent because vertigo can be a result of ear infection.
Secondly if there is no such ent problem then yes physiotherapy can surely help to cure your condition by decreasing the pain of the muscles by the use of equipment such as TENS ( which is a nerve stimulator) and strengthening exercises.  A physical therapist can also use an Epley Maneuver to treat the condition. 

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