If a person feels dizzy, he or she is lightheaded and may lose their balance. If one has vertigo, that person may feel like he or she is spinning or that the surrounding room is. A recent study, in May of 2015, revealed that eighty percent of people who got whiplash due to a traffic accident showed cerebrospinal hypervolemia, in other words, a decrease in the amount of fluid that acts as a cushion to the brain. This may be part of the cause for vertigo and dizziness.
Dizziness, vertigo, and motion sickness all relate to the way the body is balanced. This occurs through a complicated interaction of the inner ear, the eyes, the sensory receptors of the muscles and joints, and the pressure receptors that are in the joints and spine. Most importantly, the central nervous system is involved. Made up of the spinal cord and brain, its job is to process the information needed to keep balance and equilibrium in check. If the brain begins receiving distorted signals from the body, vertigo and dizziness can occur. Why does this happen?
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When the C1, also known as the atlas vertebra, suffers a misalignment from a fall, an auto accident, or other trauma it places undue pressure on the brainstem, which connects the brain and the spinal cord. The way that the body sends and processes information becomes hindered. This results in various health problems, vertigo and dizziness being two of them.
By seeking the care of an upper cervical chiropractor, a person is taking the first step to recovery. We specialize in detecting misalignments in the upper part of the neck and then working with patients individually, according to their needs, to correct the problem. The advanced methods that we use have been studied thoroughly and have proved to be successful in treating vertigo, motion sickness, and dizziness. It is important for all to take note of the way their body is functioning and take steps to correct any misalignment that may have occurred and may be causing problems. We would be happy to schedule an examination. Relief of symptoms may be just around the corner.