Dizziness is a word used to describe a wide variety of sensations and is the top reason people make an appointment to see their primary care doctor. About 15% of people have dizziness under the age of 40. Over 40, the number increases to 40%. Dizziness can have a negative impact on one’s quality of life if it happens often. However, it is good to note that it rarely is life-threatening unless it denotes an underlying heart condition.
Some of the sensations the word dizziness covers are:
- Wooziness or a floating feeling
- Feeling lightheaded or as if one will faint
- Feeling unsteady or off balance
- A sensation of spinning or movement called vertigo
When visiting a primary care doctor, he or she will often suggest one of the following pharmaceuticals:
- Water pill
- Antibiotics to inject into the ear
- Anti-nausea medication
- Anti-anxiety medication
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Is Medication Always the Best Solution to Dizziness?
The National Institute of Health reports that close to 50% of all people in America who have insurance are taking prescription medication. Why is this a concern?
Before deciding whether to take medication, it is important to understand how testing is completed after a medication is developed and before it goes on the market. Most testing involves patients who are males between the ages of 25 and 50. Therefore, if one is a male in this age range, he can rely on the results of the test performed. However, if one is a female, an elderly person, or a child, they may have a different reaction that has not been evaluated. Other things such as hormones, other medications being taken, age, and health problems should be carefully looked at before deciding to take medication with the potential for unwanted side effects. As a result, many are looking for natural solutions.
Dizziness Responds to Upper Cervical Chiropractic
A possible reason for dizziness can be linked to a misalignment of the bones of the upper neck. Here at Haan Family Chiropractic, we use a gentle method to help the bones to realign. Once upper cervical issues are corrected, patients have reported seeing fewer episodes of dizziness, and some see it go away entirely.
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