Natural Dizziness Treatment
In the United States, an estimated 40% of the adult population will experience dizziness at least once over the course of their life. While one-time episodes are not uncommon, conditions marked by frequent bouts of dizziness can have a significant impact on physical mobility and general quality of life. Fortunately, if your dizziness condition is connected to an abnormality in your upper cervical spine, there is a good chance our treatment plan will be able to alleviate or even eliminate the symptoms of dizziness.
Symptoms of Dizziness
While specific experiences of dizziness will depend on a patient’s underlying condition, some common symptoms are to be expected, including:
- A false feeling of spinning or sideways motion
- Persistent or intermittent loss of balance
- Feeling lightheaded or faint
- Having feelings of wooziness or heaviness
Please note, you should seek urgent medical care if your bouts of dizziness coincide with one or more of the following secondary symptoms:
- Slurred speech and general confusion
- Chest pain
- Drooping or numbness in the face
- Persistent vomiting
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Dizziness
When dizziness is connected to the upper cervical spine, it is known as cervicogenic dizziness or cervical vertigo. The main cause of cervical vertigo is a misalignment in the vertebra of the upper cervical spine. Vertebral misalignments in this region of the body are typically caused by whiplash, prior neck trauma, or long-term poor posture.
While further research is required, the causal link between upper cervical misalignments and dizziness is likely because vertebral misalignments can cause blockages or tears in major neck arteries. Depending on severity, these blockages and tears can disrupt the flow of blood to the inner ear and interfere with the neurological receptors in the brain that control balance.
How the Upper Cervical Treatment for Dizziness Works
In order to treat cervical vertigo, we employ a gentle yet precise program of chiropractic adjustments to correct any abnormalities in the upper cervical spine and restore the vertebra in the neck and back to their natural alignment.
Before we begin this treatment program, we need to detect whether a patient is even suffering from a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. To do this, we will perform several objective chiropractic tests followed by a Cone Beam CT (CBCT) scan. Less invasive than a standard X-Ray, the CBCT scan will allow us to identify the exact location and orientation of any vertebral misalignments.
Once we have analyzed the results of these tests, we will be able to target the misalignment with a range of gentle adjustment techniques. Don’t be concerned, we will never use techniques that painfully crack, twist, or pull on the neck and spine.
Our clinic offers upper cervical treatment for dizziness in Las Vegas and the greater Clark County area. We also encourage you to get in touch if you live in neighboring states, including California, Utah, or Arizona.