Dizziness: An Alternative and Natural Treatment Method
What is Dizziness?
Dizziness is the jarring sensation that your body is spinning and/or that the world is moving around you. It can be a slight nuisance, or so debilitating that it prevents you from partaking in routine activities.
There are many potential causes of dizziness. Some are simply physical, caused by a physical problem, such as a head injury. Other causes are psychological, such as stress or anxiety. Regardless, many of the causes of dizziness are treatable with targeted interventions, including natural methods like upper cervical chiropractic care.
Signs and Symptoms of Dizziness
Symptoms of dizziness can be mild or severe. Some symptoms are more common than others. Mild symptoms include light-headedness, feeling unstable, feeling like you are going to fall over, and feeling like you are spinning. Severe dizziness symptoms include feeling like you are going to pass out, falling over, and sudden loss of balance. In some cases, dizziness can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and migraines.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Effects Dizziness
The upper cervical spine is the most important region of the spine for the treatment of dizziness. This is because the upper cervical spine is the only region of the spine that directly affects the vestibular system, the system of the inner ear that provides input to the brain’s balance center.
When the upper cervical spine is out of alignment, the vertebrae of the upper cervical spine can press on the nerves of the spinal cord, resulting in inflammation of the craniofacial nerves. If this inflammation impairs function in the vestibular system, it can lead to episodes of dizziness.
How Our Dizziness Treatment Works
By restoring the natural alignment of the upper cervical spine, upper cervical chiropractic care can effectively treat dizziness. Our treatment begins with our expert chiropractors, Dr. Hoefer and Dr. Marsh, using a combination of digital X-rays and cone-beam computed tomography to analyze your upper cervical spine and pinpoint any vertebral misalignments.
Once a misalignment is detected and precisely located, Dr. Hoefer and Dr. Marsh will perform a series of upper cervical adjustments to correct the subluxation. By removing the root cause of inflammation around the vestibular system, upper cervical chiropractic care can reduce the frequency and severity of your dizziness episodes, if not eliminate them entirely.
If you’re tired of suffering from debilitating dizziness episodes, we can help! Dr. Hoefer and Dr. Marsh service patients in Orange County, including Anaheim, Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana.