Vertigo & Dizziness

Care through chiropractic

One 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.

Dizziness 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:

First, 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.

The 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.

Lightheadedness, 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.

Can Dr. Cady help your dizziness? We make it easy to find out. Call 408-739-2273 to schedule an appointment.