Dizziness is the sensation of being lightheaded, woozy, or unbalanced. It affects the sensory organs, specifically the eyes and ears, so it may cause you to faint. Sometimes when people say that they feel dizzy, they are actually talking about vertigo. Vertigo is a feeling that you or the room around you is spinning, and this is different from dizziness.
Dizziness is one of the major reasons for people to see their family physician. In a recent 10-year period, vertigo made up 2.5% of all visits to the emergency room. Dizziness may come on suddenly and leave just as fast, but when it becomes persistent, it is important to have it checked out by a professional.
Dizziness Can Lead to Serious Problems
Generally speaking, dizziness is not a life-threatening condition. Usually, if you feel dizzy, you can sit down until the sensation passes. However, this becomes dangerous when you are doing certain activities such as driving a car or climbing a ladder. One woman reported to Komo News that she fell in her shower due to dizziness. Another time, she felt so dizzy she had to call someone to pick her up from work because she was afraid to drive. When you are dizzy, your risk of falling increases 13 times. What can help this condition?
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Upper Cervical Care Relieves Dizziness
Dizziness often has to do with a problem within the inner ear. If the fluid in the ear becomes disturbed for some reason, something as simple as turning your head too fast can create the sensation of dizziness. Practicing a particular exercise can sometimes alleviate the problem and a number of tutorials online can help you find out how to perform this.
Here at Pancake Wellness Center in Kissimmee, Florida, we can help patients that need further assistance. Often a misaligned vertebra in the top of the neck is to blame. We can correct this using a gentle and precise method, bringing relief to the problem of dizziness.
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