Issues with dizziness every so often is a common problem of patients, but patients usually forget about it. When dizziness happens for a long period of time, or is severe, it is time to get it looked at. Lucky for you, chiropractic treatment in Springfield can help your dizziness.
Chiropractic Treatment in Springfield found a study that sees exactly how common dizziness is, and how it affects the population. This study investigated 2,751 adults (50+ years) and used a few different measures for dizziness, hearing, tinnitus, and life quality. 60% of these people experienced vertigo. The researchers also noticed a connection between tinnitus and vertigo. The people with vertigo reported having a lower quality of life than those without dizziness/vertigo, obviously. The study is important because it shows the freight that dizziness and vertigo have on patients, and its importance of being further researched.
Some of the causes of dizziness/vertigo include: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, acute vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease, migraine headaches, anxiety disorders, reduced blood flow to the brain/head, and retrocochlear tumors. The risk of these increases with age.
Most all vertigo cases don’t require testing and can be treated simply in the clinic or by chiropractic treatment in Springfield. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and labyrinthitis are the two types of vertigo that can be treated in clinic. Additionally, chiropractic treatment in Springfield will give you exercises to reposition the “canaliths” or small stone like material in the inner ear.
Some other things you can do at home if you have vertigo would be to follow a low salt diet and diuretics. Herbal options like dandelion, ginger, parsley, hawthorn, and juniper can aid in vertigo without the side effects that prescription medications have. Eating foods with lots of potassium like bananas, avocados, raisins, beans, squash, mushrooms, potatoes, yogurt, and fish is a good idea when taking a diuretic.
Chiropractors, like chiropractic treatment in Springfield can also give advice regarding this.