Dizziness is a common, disabling disorder. It tends to describe a wide range of sensations including feeling faint, weak, or unsteady. The false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning is referred to as vertigo, which is a subset of dizziness.
Many people suffering from dizziness are unaware manual based practices like chiropractic can be helpful.
Evidence for Chiropractic Care in Treating Dizziness
Studies have reported manual therapy carried out by a chiropractor can improve dizziness, especially in older people . Manual therapy includes spinal manipulation, mobilizations, and other soft tissue work .
The effect of chiropractic care is quite profound. Research has examined the effects of chiropractic care and the perceived level of improvement, compared to those who do not get chiropractic care.
It’s encouraging to see that individuals 65 years of age and older, receiving chiropractic care, are 4.36 times more likely to have benefit to their dizziness than those who don’t seek out chiropractic care .
When dizziness is accompanied by neck pain from head or neck trauma, it seems like chiropractic care is even more helpful: you’re 9.5 times more likely to report some benefit (than those who don’t see a chiropractor for manual therapy) .
For those with neurological or muscular conditions that cause dizziness, not only is chirpractic care safe, but it’s associated with 13 times increase in alleviation of symptoms versus not seeking care .
Chiropractic at Absolute Health and Wellness
If you’ve dealing with dizziness consider manual therapies as part of an ongoing effort to rid yourself of these inconvenient, often debilitating symptoms.
Interested in learning more?
Read on in our series of articles on Dizziness!
About the Author - Dr. Johann de Chickera
Dr. Johann is a fully licensed Naturopathic Doctor. His approach emphasizes the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and improving one’s health naturally. Dr. Johann obtained a Doctor of Naturopathy at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Education at CCNM is a vigorous four years, with a curriculum involving biomedical sciences, physical diagnosis, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, botanical (herbal) medicine, physical medicine, homeopathy and lifestyle management.
While Dr. Johann has a general practice, he focuses on fertility, hormonal imbalances, gut health, and autoimmune disease.
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