Dizziness and Vertigo


Have you been experiencing dizziness?

Are you wondering if there is anything more that can be done to help relieve your symptoms? Hands-on therapy could be an option for supporting your recovery. However, understanding why you are experiencing dizziness is first and foremost.

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.

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Sometimes feeling dizzy is not so much fun …

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:

How can I find relief?

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 your neck, then the incorrect message may be sent to your brain. The result is a sensation of dizziness. Natural and safe relief of this kind of dizziness may be bought about by releasing physical tension and restoring alignment throughout the spine. Hands-on care such as is offered at NBH, supports a return to normal, healthy patterns of movement and function in your neck and spine.

Vertigo

There are many types of vertigo, Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV) is a very common type of vertigo and is the most common cause in the older individual.

Read more about BPPV and how is can be managed.

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If your issue does not resolve itself within a day or two or if you have suffered with repeated episodes of dizziness, I would recommend you seek help. Remember, you only have one body and addressing a problem sooner rather than later is best.

Natural Back Health is a private professional service providing gentle, low force and safe therapy to bring about healing and relief. I will support your recovery and help you to get back to doing the things you love. I have a whole health and body philosophy to my treatments. My plan of care generally includes tailored advice on stress management, nutrition, exercise, sleep and in-house gentle manual therapy.

Contact the clinic here or on 087 1815007 to arrange your first visit.

Read more about what to expect from my treatments.

Hopefully you find the general information informative and helpful, however it is not intended to replace medical advice and should not be used as such.

Appointment times are flexible with late evening availability at the Cork street clinic. The last consultation time for new clients is 19.30. The last regular care appointment is 20.00.

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