Dizziness and Vertigo


Dizziness & Vertigo can be terrible and cause long-term balance problems if left untreated. Fortunately, dizziness and vertigo are two of the most popular problems that we help people with at Elite Upper Cervical.

When the top hone in the neck misaligns, the atlas vertebrae, the vestibular nucleus gets compromised.

The vestibular nucleus is a specific part of your brain that controls your balance by collecting information from your eyes and ears to keep you standing upright.

So, if your vestibular nucleus is compromised by a misalignment, do you think your brain will have a hard time figuring out if you are moving or not? You bet.

This is why when you move your head in certain directions, your brain still thinks you are moving.

This can be scary because if your brain thinks you are moving, but you are not actually moving, you feel like the world is spinning around you and you loose your balance. This is not good and needs to be addressed.

Unfortunately, most doctors want to hit the snooze button and throw out the body’s internal fire alarm by prescribing medication, which is not a long-term solution.

Why? Because it’s not possible to fix a structural problem with a chemical solution. It’s important to get to the root cause of the problem and secure that structural solution! This is where we specialize.

As a NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic clinic, the first thing we do is take specific x-rays of the atlas vertebrae to see if it’s misaligned.

We have advanced software that allows Dr. Burt to measure the atlas down to 1/100th of a degree, which is critical when it’s time to realign it. The upper cervical x-rays are the most important thing we can do for you as a NUCCA doctor.

When doctors work on the upper neck without taking x-rays, they risk making someone worse.

After the exact position of the atlas has been measured, then Dr. Burt can correct it.

The realignment is so gentle that anyone would feel comfortable with the amount of pressure used. Gentle, slow pressure is all you feel, right below the ear lobe, which is also where the atlas is located.

There is no twisting, popping or cracking of the neck with the NUCCA realignment.

Afterward, we will have to retrain the neck muscles for a few months, realigning the atlas as needed.

If you are curious to see if your atlas is misaligned and is causing your migraines, make sure to schedule your NUCCA assessment below, as soon as possible, to see if you are a good fit for treatment.