After headaches, dizziness is the most frequent neurological disorder in humans. It occurs more frequently in women and the elderly. Research shows that 20-30% of the population struggling with dizziness, and it often increases with age. The word dizziness is used to describe many different experiences, usually it involves losing the sense of body position and movement in space. One can find that the body or surroundings are moving when really at a standstill. This medical terminology is called Vertigo.
One can also have a more indefinite sense of poor balance; almost fainting, tinnitus, flickering eyes etc. Other symptoms of dizziness may include fever, severe headache, palpitations, chest pain or difficulty breathing. Should any of these symptoms occur, one should consult a doctor or chiropractor. The word dizziness is used to describe many different experiences, including crystal sickness. To determine the cause of vertigo, it is therefore crucial to identify which type in question.
The mechanism behind dizziness
Dizziness is believed to be caused by a disorder of brain function or in body balance / balance apparatus of the inner ear. When the balance is dependent on the sensory information from the eyes, balance organs and body muscles and joints, it is obvious that vertigo can be a symptom of many different causes. Most commonly the dizziness if of unknown cause, which fortunately is harmless. It will often be temporary, or at intervals without bothering.
Common causes of vertigo:
• Stress, anxiety and anxiety states
• Side effects from medications
• Alcohol abuse
• Neurological diseases
• Ear disorders
• Heart / vascular disease or atherosclerosis
• Diabetes or metabolic disorder
• Old age
Medical history of the patient is crucial when a diagnosis should be made. Your Chiro & Sports Med chiropractor will conduct a thorough examination of the musculoskeletal system, as well as taking blood pressure a full neurological examination if necessary. A thorough examination of the neck adjustment is always helpful for most patients with dizziness when all or part of the cause of the problem may lie there (called cervikogen dizziness). It turns out that investigations are negative, your chiropractor as primarycontact refer you to a report of a specialist.
This may include:
• Audiometry – hearing test
• CT or MRI of the brain or inner ear
• EEG – recording of brain electrical activity by electrodes attached to the scalp.
• Various special tests balance and hearing
Chiropractic treatment for dizziness
When the type of dizziness is mapped out, the chiropractorwill then provide effective and safe treatment to restore normal function in the parts of the nervous, muscular and skeletal system which disrupts the balance device. Malfunctions in the neck may also reinforce the second dizziness states. Treatment of dizziness and malfunction in the neck can be an important part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program that includes physical therapy and acupuncture. You must take responsibility for being careful with tobacco and alcohol as well as reduce any use of tranquilizers and sleeping pills in the rehabilitation period. Get medications have proven to be effective against dizziness.
Treatment by a chiropractor seeks to restore the normal function of the locomotor and nervous system to decrease pain, promote overall health and increase quality of life. In the treatment of the individual patient, emphasis is placed on seeing the patient in a holistic perspective on an overall assessment. Our chiropractor mainly uses his hands in the processing and uses a variety of methods and techniques to restore normal function in the joints, muscles, connective tissue and nervous system, including:
• Specific gentle paragraph corrections
• Muscular techniques
• Neurological techniques
• Stabilizing training
• Exercises, advice and guidance