Chiropractic and Dizziness

In most studies of primary care, internal medicine, and emergency departments, dizziness ranks among the top three patient complaints.

Dizziness May Be Described As

A sense that your surroundings are spinning or moving
A sense that you are spinning
Imbalance or lack of coordination while walking
Sensation of fainting

Dizziness may be continuous or intermittent, meaning it comes and goes.  Sometimes episodes are brief, lasting seconds or minutes, other times it may last for hours or days.

Some suffer from chronic dizziness that perpetuates over a period of weeks, months, or even years.

Dizzy spells can be spontaneous or related to a specific position such as bending the head backward or lying down in bed.


Dizziness May Be Accompanied By Other Symptoms Such As

Fullness or ringing in the ears
Hearing loss
Difficulty concentrating
Headache or neck pain


Side effects of medicine
History of trauma in which the head and neck was either directly or indirectly involved
Misaligned or “locked” cervical vertebrae
Emotional Stress
Adrenal exhaustion
Misaligned or “locked” cranial bones
Orthostatic hypotension (blood pressure drops upon rising from a lying down or seated position instead of rising)
Ear or eye disturbances

Chiropractic / Applied Kinesiology Approach to Dizziness

Dizziness means different things to different people, but no matter the classification, the Chiropractic approach is particularly effective in that the whole patient is assessed and treated, not just his or her individual body parts.

When there are specific muscle imbalances or vertebral misalignments in the neck, Dr. Morrison offers some of the most effective manual therapies for re-aligning the spinal column, and restoring proper nerve function. Increased proprioception means greater sense of balance and bodily awareness.

Dizziness that is classified as "situation" or "motion-based” is usually the result of adrenal stress or other metabolic imbalances. Here again, the manual therapies within the arsenal of Applied Kinesiology, combined with accurate nutritional supplementation, is typically very effective for providing lasting resolution of dizziness.

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