Dizziness is a problem. Alone, dizziness can be frustrating, but it can also alter balance and lead to falls. Dizziness with related cervical spine disc degeneration can be a problem for older folks. Young Chiropractic presents new research about chronic neck pain and its link to dizziness as well as the role Easley chiropractic care plays in relieving neck pain and frequently related dizziness.
CERVICAL SPINE DISC DEGENERATION AND DIZZINESS
Patients with chronic neck pain due to cervical degenerative disease often experience dizziness as well as neck pain. Many already-published studies, both clinical and basic science, describe the relationship of cervical disc degeneration and dizziness. A recent study pointed out that cervicogenic general dizziness was diagnosed in 89% of such patients. Inappropriate neck postures over long periods of time may be a factor when there is existing degenerative cervical disc disease. Men and women have different triggers for their dizziness. For example, farming, gardening, and weeding may initiate general dizziness, particularly in women who are older. (1) Surgeons reporting on a new surgical approach to relieving chronic neck pain explained that current clinical and immunohistochemical studies strongly indicated that chronic neck pain and intractable dizziness came from degenerated cervical spine discs. The dizziness ensued with only cervical disc degeneration alone without cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy. (2) Such cervical spine degenerative disc disease also has been found to be accompanied by inflammation, specifically inflammatory cytokines that affect mechanoreceptors like the Ruffini corpuscles in degenerated discs resulting in dizziness. The good news: a majority of patients with cervical disc disease and associated dizziness find conservative treatment to be effective for them. (3) Young Chiropractic is the clinic for conservative chiropractic care of Easley neck pain and degenerated cervical discs.
CHIROPRACTIC CONSERVATIVE CARE FOR DIZZINESS
An Australian study of chiropractic care of neck pain patients who also had dizziness found that chiropractic is often utilized by these patients to handle their neck pain. One in five people over age 70 years experienced neck pain. 57.3% of chiropractors said that the neck pain and related dizziness was moderately responsive to their chiropractic conservative care. (4) Young Chiropractic utilizes the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in treating cervical disc degeneration and its related Easley neck pain.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Hayden on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how Cox® Technic gently and successfully alleviates neck pain.
Schedule your next Easley chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic now. If dizziness and/or neck pain is a problem for you, let’s check your cervical spine and your cervical discs for degeneration and begin care.