What is Dizziness?
Dizziness is a broad term that health care providers use for a range of sensations a patient may experience. Mild sufferers of dizziness may feel a little unsteady or disoriented. In more severe cases, dizziness may be debilitating, causing a complete loss of balance or loss of consciousness.
Nearly half of all adults will experience some dizziness at least once in their lives. Sometimes the cause may be inconsequential and the sensation will pass. However, dizziness is a symptom of many different health conditions and is often a warning sign for underlying conditions. If you suffer from dizziness, you should discuss it with your health care provider as soon as you can.
Signs and Symptoms of Dizziness
Those experiencing dizziness will feel woozy or unsteady. It may feel like the ground is moving, or as though the world is spinning. Dizzy people have trouble getting their balance, despite standing firmly on the stationary ground, and are at risk of falling if they don’t have support.
Dizziness can trigger sweating, nausea, or vomiting. There may be some blurred vision or a temporary loss of vision in extreme cases.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Dizziness
One common cause of dizzy spells is a misalignment of the upper cervical spine. This part of the spine consists of the top seven vertebrae that run down the neck. These vertebrae are just below the brain stem; they help support the skull and protect the spinal cord.
When these vertebrae are out of alignment even slightly, it can cause inflammation, swelling, or stress in the area. This may cause a blockage in tiny drainage tubes running from the inner ear, impede blood flow, or cause a disruption of the signals between the brain and spine. These problems can result in a host of balance conditions that cause dizziness.
How Our Dizziness Treatment Works
Treating the upper cervical spine can often resolve the health problems causing dizziness. Dr. Christina Coblish and Dr. Ryan Moeskau of Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Boulder use the Blair Chiropractic Technique to treat this especially sensitive area of the spine with safe, non-invasive techniques.
Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau specialize in the Blair Technique, a modern chiropractic technique that uses gentle pressure in precise locations to help bring the spine back into correct alignment. Treatment begins with advanced 3D diagnostic technology to scan the area to pinpoint the exact areas of concern, eliminating the guesswork so that treatment will be quick and effective.
Once the doctor realigns the spine with these modern chiropractic techniques, alleviation of blockages or disruptions will allow the body to resume its natural processes and proceed with its healing mechanisms. By getting to the root cause of the problem, we can help put the patient on the road to recovery.
If you’re looking for a safe, non-invasive, drug-free treatment to help alleviate dizziness, call our office. Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau cover Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Erie, Lafayette, Broomfield, and Denver in Colorado.