Dizziness Chiropractor in West Bloomfield, MI
Dizziness can be confusing and frightening as we generally don’t know what causes it. This brief feeling of faintness or being off-balance is common and can have numerous causes. The good news is that the underlying causes can be treated, and a dizziness chiropractor will not only treat the symptoms but determine what is triggering the condition.
What Is Dizziness?
There are two types of dizziness or spacial disorientation. The first is a feeling that objects are spinning or in motion—commonly known as vertigo—and the second is a sense of light-headedness, and they each have their own causes and treatment.
What Causes Dizziness?
Dizziness is actually a symptom of an underlying medical condition. It’s a common side effect of drinking alcohol or taking certain prescription medications or narcotics. Migraines and tension headaches can cause dizziness, as can dehydration, a drop in blood pressure, an ear infection, anemia, and fluid in the ear. Any kind of sudden change in equilibrium, such as spinning or standing up quickly after a long period of sitting, can also cause dizziness.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can disappear quickly or linger. Sometimes dizziness is accompanied by nausea and vomiting. It’s important to seek medical treatment immediately if the dizziness is reoccurring or accompanied by a head injury, chest pain, or vomiting.
How Is Dizziness Treated?
The treatment for dizziness starts with determing the underlying causes. Your chiropractor will do a full health checkup and take your medical history. If dizziness is accompanied by headaches, your chiropractor will treat the trigger for your headaches, which usually is a misalignment of the spine.
If your chiropractor determines diet or dehydration is an underlying factor, he or she will help you draw up a plan to correct any nutritional imbalance.
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?