Cervical Spine and Dizziness: A Closer Look

Did you know that dizziness can be the result of problems in your neck? This condition is called cervicogenic dizziness. Cervicogenic literally means produced by the neck; cervico- means neck and -genic means produced by. Abnormal Cervical spine alignment and posture has a negative impact on neck movement, shock absorption, and spine stability leading to degeneration of the Cervical spine. As the Cervical spine degenerates, the muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, discs, nerves, and spinal cord of the neck experience increased stress and strain. Muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the neck also attach to the skull; stress and strain on these tissues can impact the skull and head. Cervical spine nerves branch from the spinal cord which extends from the brain; stress and strain on these tissues can impact the brain and other nerves. It should come as no surprise that abnormal Cervical spine alignment and posture has been linked to cervicogenic dizziness.

High quality research shows that improvement of the Cervical spine curvature and forward head posture posture using Chiropractic BioPhysics® corrective spinal rehab results in significant improvement in neck movement, cervicogenic dizziness severity, frequency, disability, and impact on daily life, neck pain, and head stability. Long-term follow-ups show that when Cervical spine alignment and posture are improved in people with cervicogenic dizziness, they were able to experience continued significant health improvements even one year after they are done with treatments. In the same study, patients who received physical therapy without Cervical spine correction methods saw any improvements experienced during treatments regress back to baseline at follow-up exams after treatments stopped. In other words, if you are experiencing dizziness, have a Chiropractic BioPhysics® trained chiropractor examine your Cervical spine. 

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