Chiropractic Care for Dizziness

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
whiplash injuries and treatments

Dizziness is very common among the population, and can be caused by the inaccurate perception of one’s motion resulting from the dysfunction of the body’s vestibular system. It is often associated with disorders in balance and causes difficulties in walking or standing. Some forms of dizziness can categorized as vertigo.

Patients suffering from vertigo may feel that the objects around them are moving, or even that they are moving themselves, which of course, neither is the case. It is a common condition, estimated to affect about 30% of the population.

In our article, we will take a focused look at chiropractic treatments for dizziness.

What Causes Dizziness?

Dizziness is a symptom of a particular ailment rather than a condition in itself. So when you begin to feel dizzy, it is your body’s way of telling you something is not right. It is prevalent in older people, but it can affect both sexes, at any age.

Dizziness might be a symptom of the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Damage to your ligaments or spinal joints
  • Dysfunction in your inner ear
  • Neck dysfunction
  • In some cases, a symptom of brain disease
  • Or it could be a proprioceptive problem (your motion detectors are giving bad information about where you are and how you’re moving!)

How Chiropractic Can Help Cure Dizziness

One of the best options available to treat vertigo is through chiropractic care. The treatment will be dependent on the nature of the dizziness – what caused your vertigo.

Chiropractic care can aid the function of the upper neck region. The upper neck region plays a key part in balance, proprioception, and dizziness (if it is not working well). When there is proper communication between the brain, your eyes, your upper neck region, and your inner ear (vestibular system), there will inevitably be an improvement in body balance.

One treatment option that chiropractors in Amarillo use is the adjustment in the joints which are not moving correctly. In your upper neck, disorganized motion patterns can lead to inaccurate information on the body movement and position being transmitted from the joints to the brain. The simple solution to this situation might be a simple adjustment.

But if the problem is related to the inner ear, the chiropractor may perform the Epley Maneuver, which is simply repositioning misplaced otoconia and restoring them to their normal positions in the ear. The Epley maneuver is a non-invasive treatment where you will be asked to move and hold your head in some certain positions for a while. The procedure works with gravity to allow crystals in your inner ear to move from the fluid in semi-circular canals to other locations within the ear canal.

The chiropractor understands how to conduct this maneuver successfully.

Once an initial assessment is carried out, the chiropractor will be the one to decide on the best action to take in treating your dizziness through chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care for dizziness and your lifestyle

An Amarillo chiropractor will not only help you with alignment on the disjointed joints in your body to hopefully cure your dizziness; they will also discuss how your daily lifestyle and diets are affecting your predisposition to dizziness. It is important to understand that alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, high blood pressure, and so many other issues that depress or stimulate the nervous system can trigger dizziness.

Non-prescription pills for sleeping can also trigger dizziness. So your chiropractor may suggest relaxation, meditation, or some other breathing controls to help you regain control.

How we can help

If you are suffering from dizziness and this is taking much of your time as you are not allowed to carry out your usual daily activities, then you might want to consider us. We are one of the best chiropractors in Amarillo, and our compassionate team will not only help you with the best and most effective chiropractic adjustment, but we can also provide you with knowledge on how to take control of your health.

Our lead chiropractor is a specialist in orthopedics and the neuromusculoskeletal system and has an advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and traumatology. Dr. Williams is currently undergoing study towards his certification as a Diplomate in the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and will get certified in about two months.

Creek Stone Integrated Care
3501 SW 45 th St., Ste T
Amarillo, TX 79109