According to NIH research, fewer than 5% of children ages 3-8 deal with dizziness. However, that number quickly leaps to 6% for preteens and young teens and to 7.5% for those in the 15-17 age bracket.
The study found additional information about the young ones dealing with dizziness:
- 1 in 4 reported that falling was common
- 35% felt lightheaded
- 29% experienced vertigo (sensation of spinning)
- Nearly 30% were receiving some form of treatment
- Over 18% of the cases were considered moderate to serious
Finding Help for Young Ones Experiencing Dizziness
Many of the methods used to care for dizziness in adults are not the kinds of medications a parent wants a child to have to take. Therefore, many parents seek natural relief that doesn’t have harmful side effects. Upper cervical care may be just the thing.
When the upper cervical spine is misaligned, the results can be less blood reaching the brain, pressure on the brainstem, or diminished Eustachian tube function (the part of the ear that drains excess fluid). Thus, a misalignment may easily be the underlying factor in dizziness, vertigo, and other balance problems.
Upper cervical chiropractic is gentle (none of the popping or twisting associated with general chiropractic care). As a result, it is a safe way to find relief for a person of any age. And since many case studies back up the efficacy of upper cervical care for vestibular problems, you may have found the natural alternative you have been searching for.