DIZZINESS AND VERTIGO & NUCCA CHIROPRACTIC
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 bone 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. It controls your balance by collecting information from your eyes and your 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’re not actually moving, you feel like the world is spinning around you and you lose your balance. This is not good and needs to be addressed.
Unfortunately, most doctors want to hit the snooze button and throw out the bodies 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 of what’s causing the dizziness and vertigo, securing that structural solution! And that 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 will be able to correct it.
The realignment is so gentle that anyone would feel comfortable with the amount of pressure we use. Gentle slow pressure is all, right below the ear lobe, which is where the atlas is located.
There is no twisting, popping or cracking of the neck with the NUCCA realignment.
Afterward, we will then 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, causing your dizziness and vertigo, make sure to schedule your NUCCA assessment below, as soon as possible, to see if you’re a good fit for treatment.