What causes dizziness?

Dizziness is a common symptom that affects millions of people every year. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including inner ear problems, dehydration, low blood sugar, and even certain medications. While many people turn to medications to alleviate their dizziness, chiropractic care may be a natural and effective alternative.

How does Chiropractic help with dizziness?

Chiropractic is a form of healthcare that focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. Chiropractors use manual manipulation to realign the spine and promote the body’s natural healing processes. When the spine is properly aligned, it can reduce tension and inflammation in the surrounding tissues, which can alleviate a variety of symptoms, including dizziness.


There are several ways that chiropractic care can help with dizziness:

  1. Improving blood flow: Misaligned vertebrae in the neck and upper back can put pressure on blood vessels, which can reduce blood flow to the brain. Chiropractic adjustments can realign the spine and relieve this pressure, allowing for better blood flow and improved oxygenation to the brain.
  2. Addressing inner ear problems: The inner ear plays a critical role in maintaining balance and spatial orientation. If the inner ear is not functioning properly, it can lead to dizziness and vertigo. Chiropractic adjustments can help to realign the bones in the skull, which can improve the function of the inner ear and alleviate dizziness.
  3. Reducing tension: Tension in the neck and shoulders can contribute to dizziness by restricting blood flow to the brain and affecting the vestibular system, which controls balance and spatial orientation. Chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce tension in these areas, which can alleviate dizziness.


How effective is Chiropractic and dizziness?

Several studies have investigated the effectiveness of chiropractic care for dizziness. A 2018 study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that chiropractic care was effective in reducing dizziness and improving balance in patients with neck pain  Another study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care was effective in reducing dizziness and improving neck function in patients with cervicogenic dizziness. Chiropractic is a regulated and therefore recognised care that has been around for more than 100 years. The care focuses on disorders in the functioning of the musculoskeletal system and the relationship with the nervous system. A chiropractor checks the spine for restrictions. Through a thorough examination and targeted care plan, the chiropractor locates and corrects these restrictions. This restores the normal functioning of nerves and allows the body to heal itself.


Overall, chiropractic care may be an effective and natural way to address dizziness. If you are experiencing dizziness or other symptoms, consider seeking the care of a licensed chiropractor. They can perform a thorough evaluation and develop a personalized care plan to address your specific needs. Contact us today to find out how we can help you by clicking here: https://www.topchiro.co.uk


Thanks for reading,

Dr Brent Packett DC

Dr Brent Packett


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