Chronic Dizziness — Caused by Several Underlying Factors

Chronic Dizziness and Underlying Factors that causes it

Chronic dizziness (a feeling of lightheadedness) and vertigo (a sensation of spinning) are just two of the many mysterious conditions that health practitioners have difficulty caring for. The fact is that it can be difficult to pinpoint the underlying issues involved, and that leads to symptomatic care. Doctors often just prescribe pills to help calm a condition down when it flares up.

Researchers have posited a number of underlying conditions that can cause dizziness. Some of the culprits that are blamed include:

  • Migraines
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

A study performed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine helps shed some light on these underlying factors. Some of the results of the study include:

  • 60% of the dizziness patients also had anxiety disorders.
  • 40% of the dizziness patients also suffered from migraines or had suffered a concussion.

Upper Cervical Research, Vertigo, and Dizziness

Upper cervical research also reveals that many who suffer from dizziness or vertigo also have sustained head or neck injuries. As a result, it makes sense to look for misalignments in the neck that could lead to these chronic problems.

A misalignment of the C1 or C2 could potentially lead to Eustachian tube functionality issues. Thus, there can be problems with the fluid levels in the ear that lead to dizziness. Also, upper cervical misalignments can affect blood and cerebrospinal fluid to and from the brain. These factors can also influence things such as vertigo.

Therefore, it just makes sense for someone dealing with chronic dizziness or vertigo to consult an upper cervical chiropractor, especially a person who has a history of head or neck trauma like whiplash or a concussion. These injuries can easily set in motion the conditions for the vestibular system (the way the body balances itself) to be thrown off-kilter.  Finding an upper cervical chiropractic practitioner near you may be the first step toward long-term relief.

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