Dizziness is one of the primary reasons for an adult to visit their doctor. While approximately 15% of people experience dizziness, the number jumps even higher (to 40%) in the elderly. Needless to say, it’s very common, yet still very bothersome and hard to deal with at the same time.
As practicing upper cervical chiropractors, we know the effects dizziness can have on a patient, as well as how it can consistently affect a patient’s life in a negative way if it happens frequently. However, the only good news is that dizziness is rarely an indication of a life-threatening condition.
Many patients and doctors describe dizziness as:
- Vertigo, which is the sensation that a person is moving or spinning when they are not
- The feeling of wooziness or floating
- Feeling unsteady or off balance
- Feeling as if you’re going to faint or feeling lightheaded
If a patient decides to contact his or her doctor for help with relieving their dizziness, more-often-than-not the doctor will prescribe them one of the following medications:
- Anti-nausea medication
- Water pill
- Antibiotics intended to be injected into the ear
The Dangers of Medication
According to the National Institute of Health, approximately half of all insured adults living in the U.S. are taking some type of prescription drugs or medication for some form of ailment (including both mental or physical). Why is this dangerous?
When medications are first developed and are being tested for effectiveness or issues, they are generally given to adult males who range in age, from 25 – 50 years old. This is problematic when you consider woman, elderly person, or child, who are very likely to have an entirely different reaction to these drugs due to age, hormones, and other medications being taken at the time.
Whenever a doctor recommends a new medication to their patient, it is wise for that person to evaluate what risks (if any) it may pose and whether or not it is truly the best option. Before deciding, he or she might want to investigate and discover more natural means of treatment.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for Dizziness
The doctors at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia are among a small group of chiropractors to practice a natural approach for effectively treating dizziness as well as a number of other health concerns by way of emphasizing the health of the upper spine.
At Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Dacula, Georgia, we treat each of our patients as a unique individual, just as they are. We fully understand that while one method for treatment may work for one patient, it’s just as likely not to be suitable for the other. This is why we tailor our treatments according to our patient’s specific needs. With this approach, we have seen many successes when it comes to treating our patients for dizziness.
To schedule a consultation with our upper cervical chiropractors at our Dacula, Georgia office, be sure to contact us or give us a call today at 770-614-9444.
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