Vertigo is a false sensation of spinning that affects as much as 10% of people. While vertigo is a problem that increases in likelihood as one gets older, recent studies have also shown that the condition is one the rise among children as well.
According to the study, a much as 5% of children between the ages of 3 and 17 deal with some kind of dizziness, vertigo, or balance issue. That is 1 out of every 20 children. The study involved some 11,000 children by means of the National Health Interview Survey, an annual survey with the results reported on the CDC website.
One of the problems children have with getting a proper diagnosis is an inability to describe symptoms accurately. For example, lightheadedness can be a difficult concept for a child to explain. Vertigo, a spinning sensation, is often called dizziness out of lack of knowledge of the correct term.
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The Importance of the Neck When It Comes to Vertigo and Balance
At Haan Family Chiropractic, we focus on one thing—the proper alignment of the upper cervical spine. Why does this play such a key role in the balance of young and old alike? The C1 and C2 vertebrae (the top two bones in the neck) are situated right at the base of the skull. This is where the brainstem meets the spinal cord, and it is a vital junction in the central nervous system.
Therefore, a misalignment here can wreak havoc on the body’s ability to recognize its position in accord with its surrounding. The room may seem to be spinning, or the body may feel that it is moving even while standing still or sitting.
Upper cervical research has revealed that vertigo patients often find relief following a proper adjustment. For some, vertigo is completely relieved after just one or two adjustments. In some case studies, as much as 97% of participants enjoyed a significant reduction in severity and frequency of vertigo attacks.
Upper cervical care is gentle and safe for patients of all ages. If you are experiencing vertigo and are looking for natural relief, schedule a consultation to learn more. To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Haan call 515-597-4600 or just click the button below.
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