Vertigo

vertigo-largeMany people also refer to this simply as dizziness however it is very disturbing and obviously adversely affects their lives. It is something we see quite often in Chiropractic and responds well to Chiropractic care.

Vertigo can have a number of causes, but the most common are:

1)  Otitis media – which is an ear infection. Chiropractic adjustments can help by stimulating the immune system and help the body deal with it all by itself.
2)  Hypoglycemia – low blood sugar. This is seen in people who do not provide their bodies with the proper nutrition. These people tend to skip meals or eat too many sweets or too much carbohydrate. A diet rich in carbs and/or refined sugars leads to an increased production of insulin to absorb the sugar. This creates a habit of your body producing too much insulin at the slightest ingestion of sugar leading to a lowering of blood sugar to dangerously low levels. The brain starves due to low blood sugar an dizziness results. Modify your diet to lower carbohydrate consumption and eliminate foods with refined sugars.
3)  The third reason is VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION and this is Chiropractic’s domain. When some of the vertebrae in the upper neck are subluxated (misaligned) they exert pressure on the brainstem and spinal cord causing the wrong input to the cerebellum and other parts of the brain. This affects normal balance and causes dizziness. Chiropractic adjustments correct the subluxations and restore normal nerve function and balance.
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