Dizziness is a feeling of lightheadedness that may cause a person to lose balance. In fact, many include those experiencing vertigo (the feeling that everything is spinning) under the blanket term dizziness. Of course, many see this condition as something that quickly passes and simply ignore it. On the other hand, when dizziness persists for perhaps a number of weeks, then it becomes inconvenient. This leads to the many doctor visits that are seen from people experiencing dizziness. In fact, vertigo alone made up 2.5% of all ER visits during a recent 10-year period.
When Dizziness Becomes Dangerous
When the average person gets dizzy, he just sits down for a few minutes until it passes. What happens, though, when sitting down or taking a break isn’t an option. For example, a woman told Komo News that she actually fell in the shower because she suddenly got dizzy. She even had to call someone to pick her up from work one day because the dizziness made her afraid to drive (and rightly so). A doctor from the Balance Center in Seattle said that dizziness increases the risk of a fall 13 fold. What can you do?
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Natural Ways to Help Dizziness
If your dizziness is due to a problem with the fluid in your ear, turning your head and neck the right way may be all it takes to correct the problem. In fact, there are plenty of tutorials online that give a person about 5 minutes of exercises to do. But what if dizziness is chronic? It may actually be due to an issue in the neck.
At 1st Place Chiropractic, we use the NUCCA method of upper cervical chiropractic to detect and correct the specific misalignments that can cause dizziness and many other chronic health conditions. If you are experiencing dizziness, especially if you have head or neck trauma in your history, we encourage you to schedule an evaluation to see if NUCCA can help you.
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