Dizziness is an extremely common condition and as a person ages, the likelihood of dealing with dizzy spells increases. In this article, we’re going to use dizziness as a blanket term to include lightheadedness, vertigo (feeling that the room is spinning), and disequilibrium.
Causes of Dizziness
Dehydration – Next time you feel dizzy, try sitting in a cool location and drinking some water. If that fixes the problem, then dehydration may have been the underlying cause. If dizzy spells keep returning, however, it may be time to see a medical professional.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – This is the most common form of vertigo. It is based on head position and may occur when a person springs out of bed too quickly or turns his or her head fast to look at something.
Medications – Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs have dizziness as a side effect. If this is the case, you may want to consider alternative ways to care for the condition that you take the medication for, or perhaps your doctor may be able to adjust the dosage to get some continued benefits while reducing side effects.
Meniere’s Disease – This is a rarer condition that involves vertigo, tinnitus, and a feeling of fullness in the affected ear. There is also a potential for partial hearing loss. Care generally involves prescription drugs and a low salt diet to reduce fluid retention in the ear.
Where to Go to for Dizziness Relief
Upper cervical chiropractic is helping dizziness patients to manage bouts. Some have even been able to cut out medication for dizziness as a result of this natural form of care. The focus of this specific type of chiropractic is the atlas (C1 vertebra). When this bone is misaligned, blood flow to the brain can be interrupted, and proper drainage of the eustachian tubes can be affected. Pressure may also be placed on the brainstem. Once the misalignment is corrected and these underlying issues are relieved, dizziness can be greatly reduced or even eliminated.