Why do we get dizzy?
Your eyes, ears and nerve endings in your joints all work together to send messages to the brain to tell us where our body is in space. Therefore if any of these messages are interrupted or the wrong message is sent, you can feel dizzy.
One crucial part to this whole process is the inner ear. Within the ear are the semi-circular canals and they consist of the three fluid filled tubes. There are little hairs that cover the inside of these tubes. Every time we move the fluid gets pushed against these tiny hairs and a message is sent to the brain. This message tells us which way we moved. On top of this, the eyes send visual information. In addition, specially designed nerve receptors in your joints (proprioception) send messages too.
There are numerous causes of dizziness including:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Meniere’s Disease
- Trauma to the head and/or neck
- Labyrinthitis (infection)
- Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo
- Cervicogenic Vertigo
How can I help?
Once I have ruled out other causes that are not within my scope of care, I proceed with what I can help you with.
Cervicogenic Vertigo is described by a feeling of unsteadiness while walking or standing that is brought about by neck rotation without head movement.
There are receptors in the joints and muscles in the neck that also play an important role in maintaining balance. If an injury has occurred to the neck, then the incorrect message may be sent to the brain. The result is a sensation of dizziness. Natural and safe relief of this condition may be bought about by releasing physical tension and restoring alignment. Supporting good nervous system patterns.
In Part II Benign Paraoxysmal Positioning Vertigo I will go through what it is and how to support your recovery from this condition in a natural, safe method.
If you have any further questions or if you have been putting up with this issue, gentle hands-on care at Natural Back Health may be suitable for you. Supporting your recovery and allowing you to live a happier, healthier life. Contact the clinic here or on 087 1815007 to arrange your first visit.
Hopefully you find the general information in this blog informative and helpful, however it is not intended to replace medical advice and should not be used as such.