Dizziness, a feeling of lightheadedness, is a common symptom that can be associated with many different conditions. However, when a number of people in the same room or building are experiencing dizziness, it is a cause for immediate concern. This occurred recently in NJ elementary school.
One Frightening Cause of Dizziness
When three students became dizzy all at once, a wise call was made to the local fire department. When several people in the same enclosed area suddenly become dizzy, there is a chance of a dangerous carbon monoxide leak. Fortunately for the students, the fire department found no such issue, and it was determined that the students were either coming down with a stomach bug, were getting low on blood sugar from a light breakfast, or were all just nervous about an upcoming school play the three students were involved in.
A More Common Cause of Dizziness
Most people who get dizzy are not being poisoned by carbon monoxide. In fact, you may be surprised to learn how many cases of dizziness result from an upper cervical misalignment. Even a quarter millimeter shift in the C1 can affect brainstem function, blood flow to the head, and cerebrospinal fluid drainage. Dizziness can be the outward display of this underlying problem.
How does the C1 become misaligned? It can be from something major such as a car accident or a sports injury, but also happen due to a minor slip and fall or a playground injury. As a result, it is important to have an upper cervical chiropractor observe the location of the top bones of the spine if any unexplained dizziness is occurring.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Dizziness
Upper cervical chiropractic is a subspecialty of chiropractic that focuses on the C1 and C2 vertebrae using precise diagnostic imaging and gentle adjustments. Long-lasting adjustments lead to long-term relief from numerous conditions and may help patients who are suffering from dizziness, vertigo, or disequilibrium. Contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you to learn more.