Around 15% of people experience dizziness at one time or another. The number jumps to as much 40% as a person gets older. Dizziness is one of the main reasons that people visit their primary care doctor. It is often severe enough to limit a person’s daily activities, yet it is rarely serious enough to indicate a life-threatening condition. Descriptions of dizziness abound. Here are some common ways people may feel:
- Feeling lightheaded or as if one may faint
- Feeling as if one is floating or woozy
- Feeling as if one is spinning
- Feeling unsteady or off balance
The following medications are often used to help care for dizziness:
- Water pills
- Anti-anxiety medications
- Anti-nausea medications
- Steroids injected into the ear
The Negative Side of Prescription Medications
The National Institute of Health reports that approximately 50% of all Americans are taking some kind of prescription medication. Why is this a concern?
When a pharmaceutical company develops a drug, they have to test it to ensure its safety and that it works as it’s supposed to. Generally, those tested are adult males between 25 and 50. While this may be fine in some cases, it is important to realize that a woman, a child, or an elderly person may have a completely different reaction because of an interaction with other medication, age, or hormone issues. Therefore, whenever a medical doctor recommends a new medication, one must weigh all the risks involved and decide whether it is the right thing to do. This is leading to many people looking for natural ways to cope with health problems.
Dizziness Related to Spinal Misalignments
At Crowder Specific Chiropractic, we use an alternative approach to providing help for the problem of dizziness. We first examine the neck to see if this is where the underlying cause originates. Often, a misalignment of the top bones of the neck can cause communication problems between the brain and body. Using a gentle technique to realign these bones may be just the right thing to lessen or alleviate dizziness.
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