This is a good question to answer before seeking treatment.
As many as 6% of doctor’s visits are the result of dizziness. This a very common condition and affects 2 in 5 people after the age of 40. It becomes even more common as we get into our later years. Dizziness can range from a brief episode to a chronic condition.
Symptoms of dizziness include:
- Loss of balance
How Is Vertigo Different?
Vertigo is a false feeling that the room is spinning (or perhaps that the individual is spinning).
Additional symptoms include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Balance issues
Vestibular system problems are often to blame for both vertigo and dizziness, further blurring the lines between the conditions. The vestibular system includes the inner ear as well as nerves that connect the ear to the brainstem and cerebellum to receive and translate signals.
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How Your Neck Is Involved
The atlas and axis vertebrae at the top of the neck protect the brainstem. A misalignment here can result in symptoms like dizziness or vertigo. Such misalignments can occur in an accident or injury, even if the injury does not seem that severe.
One study involved 60 patients who were experiencing vertigo. In the study, nearly the entire group saw either complete relief or at least great improvement in their symptoms. At Progressive Chiropractic, we use the NUCCA method to realign upper cervical misalignments and provide natural treatment of vertigo for our patients.
- Tucci DL. Dizziness and vertigo – Ear nose and throat disorders. Merck Manual [homepage on the Internet]. 2015 [cited 2015 Jul 3]. Available from: https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/ear-nose-and-throat-disorders/symptoms-of-ear-disorders/dizziness-and-vertigo
- Elster E, Sixty patients with chronic vertigo undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxation: A retrospective analysis. J Vert Sublux Res 2006; Nov:1-9.
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