Vertigo, Dizziness, Dizzy, Spinning Room, Meniere’s DiseaseWhen you’re dizzy, it can cause you to lose your balance, feel lightheaded, and can be an alarming experience. Dizziness can have many causes, some benign and some more serious. Your body’s sense of balance relies on input from 3 major systems:
Your eyes – your sight gives your brain visual cues that help it determine where you body is located in space and how it is moving.
Your inner ear – the inner ear contains fluid and sensors that help detect gravity and motion
Your sensory nerves – your nerves are constantly carrying vital messages to and from the brain about your body’s movements and positions.
When one of these systems is disrupted, the end result is dizziness, vertigo, or disequilibrium. The trouble with most approaches to treatment lies in the fact that they’re not geared towards finding a permanent solution. Medications and therapies may give temporary relief, but don’t get to the root cause of the issue.
What Can an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Do to Help?
A misalignment of the upper cervical spine, consisting of the top two vertebrae in the neck, can cause problems within all three systems mentioned above that are responsible for balance. Fluid from the inner ear may not be able to drain properly, or nerve signals carrying information about movement and position may be disrupted. If an atlas misalignment is to blame, then correcting it can provide relief that’s both quick and long-lasting.
When the upper cervical spine is in proper alignment, the nervous system is allowed to function optimally. As a result, many of our patients regain pieces of their health that have been absent for a long time. If you’re in the Edmonton area and would like to learn more about how upper cervical chiropractic can help address dizziness and vertigo, contact us today for a consultation.
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