Dizziness and balance becomes a problem with up to 30% of adults. This is a major problem because it can lead to falls and fractures. The older population is already susceptible to more fractures. It’s important to take steps to correct the problem. Our Freehold chiropractor shares some important studies for you or somebody you know
suffering with dizziness and balance problems or vertigo.
The Role of Chiropractic Care in the Treatment of Dizziness or Balance Disorders: Analysis of National Health Interview Survey Data is a new study this year of data from a 2008 survey. 11% of respondents experienced one or the other symptom of which 35% were age 65 or older. The researchers than analyzed further to find the successful role of chiropractic in treating dizziness and balance.
- Although only 4.7% of the patients sought chiropractic care, they had the highest success rate. These patients reported most that chiropractic helped.
- The lowest success of treatment was for the 84% of patients that went to their general practitioner.
- The highest success group receiving chiropractic care were those age 65 and older, those that experienced trauma or had neurological or musculoskeletal issues as the cause of the dizziness and balance symptoms.
The study suggests that dizziness and balance problems are likely due to neck dysfunction. This condition is called cervicogenic dizziness. It is common after an car accidents, falls and even sports injuries.
Our Freehold chiropractor did a video about vertigo and the benefits of chiropractic. In this video Dr. Brokstein discusses another study on how chiropractic can help you if you are experiencing dizziness:
Chiropractic is about getting to the cause of the problem. Chiropractors adjust the area of the spine which helps remove pressure from the nerves. This restores normal function to the areas affected by the trauma and relieves conditions like dizziness and balance. An added benefit is chiropractic doesn’t involve the side effects of medications or risky surgeries.