Dizziness is a common symptom of many conditions. Perhaps your doctor was able to identify the underlying cause of your dizziness. If so, you’re actually in the minority. Most cases of dizziness resolve without the cause being uncovered. This leaves a patient wondering if the symptom will return.
In other cases, the underlying cause of dizziness is identified, but there is no cure for the condition. One condition where this is the case is Parkinson’s disease.
Dizziness Caused by Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that affects a person’s ability to move. Research has linked the dizziness associated with Parkinson’s to cerebral hypoperfusion. In layman’s terms, this means not enough blood is getting to the brain. What can cause a reduction in blood flow to the brain?
An Overlooked Condition that Reduces Blood Flow to the Brain
An often-overlooked condition that can lead to a reduced amount of blood flow to the brain is a misalignment of the C1 vertebra (atlas). When the cervical spine is misaligned, the vertebral arteries that facilitate blood flow to the brain may be hindered from doing their job properly. As a result, various conditions can occur including things like dizziness and even migraines. Even blood pressure problems have been linked to upper cervical misalignments.
How can this misalignment be corrected, and what effect may this have on dizziness?
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Benefits Dizziness Patients
Upper cervical chiropractic is a niche within the chiropractic field that focuses solely on the top two bones of the neck. Rather than popping or twisting the spine, upper cervical chiropractors use low force corrections that help the neck realign naturally. This is a safe way to get the atlas (C1) and axis (C2) back into place. Once this is accomplished, the vertebral arteries may be able to do their job properly again, improving blood flow to the brain and relieving conditions caused by the previous reduction in blood flow.
To learn more about what upper cervical chiropractic may be able to do for you. Contact a practitioner in your area and schedule a no-obligation consultation.
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