should always take dizziness seriously because, in a small
percentage of cases, it can stem from a variety of serious
problems such as a disturbance in the body's balancing system...or
a problem in the brain or the nerves...or even a problem
in organs, nerves or blood vessels outside the head. Although
rare, sometimes dizziness comes from life-threatening problems
such as a "small" stroke; a brain or ear tumor;
brain or nerve damage, or other serious problems.
can also be a symptom of systemic conditions -- for example
anemia, or high or low blood pressure. That's why chiropractic
doctors always take dizziness seriously. Quite often dizziness
is a sign of vertebral misalignments in the patient's neck
area which pinch nerves and arteries. Detecting such misalignments
and then adjusting them back into proper alignment, is but
one of Dr. Cady's main areas of expertise. The misalignment
of vertebras may cause dizziness in two major ways:
because the brain helps maintain balance by coordinating
nerve impulses from the ears and eyes, from the neck and
limb muscles, and from the arm and leg joints. Therefore,
if the brain gets a weak or garbled message because of pinched
or irritated nerves, the person may feel dizzy.
second reason is that misaligned vertebras can compress,
pinch, kink, or torque the vertebral artery as it winds
its way through the vertebrae on its course to the brain.
This tends to diminish the flow of vital oxygen-rich blood
that the brain needs for proper functioning. Thus, dizziness
may result from an insufficient supply of blood.
faint feelings, unsteadiness, imbalance, a spinning feeling
called "vertigo" are all different forms of dizziness
and should always be taken seriously. Guessing as to the
cause can be a dangerous game.
Dr. Cady help your dizziness? We make it easy to find out.
Call 408-739-2273 to schedule an appointment.