When dizziness or vertigo hits, it can cause a person anxiety. One minute he is fine and the next he is feeling lightheaded or as if he may lose his balance and fall. It is a very common reason why people seek out medical care. What are some common reasons for dizzy spells?
- A sudden drop in blood pressure
- Problems with the ear
- Motion sickness
- Sitting up quickly from a lying position (also related to blood pressure changes)
Dizziness does not discriminate. It can affect anyone at any time. Recently, Stephen Drew, a major league baseball player and second baseman for the NY Yankees, was completely out of the game due to dizziness. He was forced into the dugout due to problems with balance and dizzy spells. He felt that it was connected to a bad cold that he had recently suffered that left him with fluid build-up in his ears. It can be hard to find the exact cause of dizziness.
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Can Upper Cervical Chiropractors Help with Vertigo and Dizziness?
We are happy to help our patients with their symptoms of vertigo and dizziness. One common cause that we see with our patients that are suffering from dizziness is that of a misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae. If either of the top two bones of the neck move out of alignment, reduction of nerve function can be a result. The main job of these nerves is to relay information to and from the brain and body about where the body is positioned and whether or not it is in balance.
Once we determine if our patients have this misalignment and where it is located, we can then work with them to correct it. We use a gentle technique that does not involve popping or twisting but effectively corrects the problem. Once the lines of communication are re-opened and nerve flow is back to normal, many patients report a decrease in dizziness. Quite a few even have had their symptoms go away entirely.
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