Has your child been complaining about light headedness or dizziness? Vertigo is more common in kids than you may think. As a matter of fact, experts estimate that approximately 5 percent of children in the U.S. (between the ages of 3-17) have had episodes of loss of balance or dizziness in the past. These episodes were slightly more common in young girls (5.7% vs. 5%).
The common sources of childhood vertigo can include:
- Neurological issues
- Ear infections
- Injuries to the neck or head
- Ear malformation
Common treatment options for childhood vertigo include prescription medication or physical therapy. When searching for an effective solution to balance these issues, it is essential that you uncover the root cause.
How Is My Child’s Vertigo Related to the Spine?
The spine is specifically designed to protect the spinal cord, which carries signals to and from the
brain. However, when the top bone in the neck (known as the atlas) becomes misaligned, this can create pressure within the spinal cord, at the base of the neck and can subsequently affect the signals going to and from the brainstem, which can potentially lead to vertigo symptoms.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic
For most upper cervical chiropractors, the use of a specific form of upper cervical chiropractic, known as the blair technique is common and is utilized in order to detect and correct atlas misalignments.
By performing a specific realignment of your atlas, pressure within your spinal cord is then significantly reduced. The brainstem is then able to both send and receive messages without any distortion and may lead to a noticeable reduction of any/all vertigo symptoms.
Get the Relief That Your Child Deserves
A recent analysis took place that involved 60 patients — all with chronic vertigo symptoms — that received specific atlas corrections.
In the end, 48 out of these 60 patients experienced complete resolution of their vertigo symptoms, while all of the cases received at least some reduction of vertigo severity and frequency over the course of one to six months of upper cervical atlas care.
Childhood Vertigo Relief in Dacula, Georgia
Our office in Dacula, Georgia offers all new patients consultation to figure out the root cause of their symptoms. If you or someone you know (especially your children) is experiencing vertigo, we urge you to take advantage of this consultation by contacting Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia today
Childhood vertigo should never be ignored and our office has helped hundreds of kids and adults live healthier lives! Contact us on our website or call us today at 770-614-9444.
We hope you’re finding our upper cervical chiropractic blog both informative and enjoyable! If you, or someone you know is suffering from a health issue that is stopping them from living a full and healthy life, we encourage you to consider upper cervical chiropractic care as a solution and make an appointment for our office in Dacula, Georgia.
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