Dizziness & Balance

Breakthrough Treatments For Vertigo, Dizziness, and Balance Problems

Do you or a loved one have poor balance? Difficulty walking? Dizziness? Vertigo? Numbness or tingling?

You can’t even enjoy the simple things in life anymore, like playing with your children or grandchildren or enjoying time with your spouse or friends. The unsteadiness does not seem to be getting any better. Driving is more of a challenge and you are becoming dependent on others. Work is stressful and becoming more demanding. Getting out of bed every day is an unbelievable challenge. Life has become unbearable.

You try different drugs, trial and error style. Presently, Meclizine is the most commonly prescribed drug for balance patients…Lots of Side Effects!!

We use scientific protocols that include metabolic testing and functional neurological approaches that we use to help people recover from balance problems. What do you do when the medications don’t work is the million dollar question. The fear of falling can make you feel very unsafe.

Vertigo (Dizziness)

Vertigo, or dizziness, affects millions of people around the world each year. In a majority of the cases, vertigo is nothing than a temporary inconvenience. In some cases, vertigo is a debilitating condition. Day-to-day activities is kept to a minimum due to the severe dizziness.
In many cases, the area of dysfunction in the nervous system is the cerebellum. The cerebellum is in the posterior aspect (back part) of the brain and controls our coordinated movements.

There are specific tests that the chiropractic neurologist utilizes to determine cerebellar function. Standing with your feet together and eyes closed, the test is positive if the patient sways back and forth. Other tests include, touching the index finger to the nose with the eyes closed, walking heel to toe, moving the fingers rapidly as if playing the piano, or touching all of your fingers to your thumb as fast as possible. These tests and others are used to determine the function of the cerebellum.

Treatment of the cerebellar dysfunction may include:

  • Unilateral (one-sided) Adjustments: Extremities (arms and legs), lumbar (low back) and cervical (neck) spine will be manipulated on one side only to fire muscle spindle cells (muscle receptors) and joint mechanoreceptors (joint receptors) into the same cerebellum and opposite cerebra cortex (brain). The thoracic (mid-back) spine will be globally manipulated to fire the dorsal columns (back part of the spinal cord) and reduce rib fixations
  • Caloric: A warm water caloric of 180 milliliters may be administered in the ear to stimulate the ipsilateral (same side) cerebellum.
  • Eye Exercises: Eye exercises may be used to increase the frequency of firing to the cerebellum and frontal lobe of the brain.
  • Heat Therapy: Heat therapy is used to promote an increased metabolic and healing rate to the involved tissue. Increased heat helps increase activation to the brain. Heat has immediate soothing and palliative effects as decreased joint stiffness, decreased muscle spasms and releases histamine and bradykinin causing vasodilation of the tissues.

One or all of the procedures may be employed to restore the cerebellum to its normal function.