When people say they are feeling dizzy, they may be describing anything from lightheadedness to a full-blown episode of dizziness. Feeling dizzy often occurs following an injury to the head or neck. An example is seen with the basketball player Kevin Love from the Clevland Cavaliers, who endured an injury on the court.
Love reports hitting his head while in the 1st half of the game and remaining on the court until he began to feel dizzy later on. He got diagnosed with a concussion and was required to leave the court area as outlined by NBA protocols. Why do head injuries cause dizziness?
The neck is very susceptible to injury, particularly to a misalignment of the C1 vertebra. This type of injury often accompanies concussions. A misalignment here can lead to a reduction in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood flow to the brain. Pressure is often exerted on the brainstem as well. This causes you to feel dizzy and a variety of other symptoms. It is vital, therefore, if you or someone you love has had a concussion, to seek the proper care from an upper cervical chiropractor.
Here at our Redwood City, California office, we thoroughly examine our patients to find the exact location of their misalignment. This often calls for the use of x-rays and specific measurements. Once the misalignment is found, we use a gentle method that works along with the body to encourage the bones to move back into place on their own without popping or having to force them. This leads to a longer-lasting adjustment that helps to stabilize cerebrospinal fluid flow and decrease the pressure being placed on the brainstem. Some patients see instant results while others have gradual results as their bodies begin to heal.
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