"Are Neck Pain And Dizziness Related?"

Hello all. Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.

I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.

I am also a Certified Posture Expert and Certified Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute. And a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist, an Active Aging Coach and a Children’s Fitness Coach.

And today we are going to find out if neck pain and dizziness are related.

According to the Vestibular Disorders Association, there is a classification of dizziness called cervicogenic dizziness which means dizziness resulting from neck pain.

There are a number of neck-related conditions that can cause dizziness and disorientation. Bone spurs on the neck vertebra for one, trauma such as whiplash or concussion (discussed in last week’s post), and cervical osteoarthritis which is the most common.

Recall that spinal degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a consequence of posture distortions in Posture Quadrant 1; the head and neck (cervical spine).

Symptoms of cervicogenic dizziness usually occur after the onset of neck pain. It can be a sensation of movement or the spins that coincide with voluntary neck movement, or after a prolonged time of keeping the head in one position.

Headaches may accompany the dizziness and neck pain, but generally the dizziness will subside as the neck pain subsides. And this is typically a recurring presentation.

It has been my clinical experience that chiropractic care not only gets great results with neck pain, but dizziness also. So yes, neck pain and dizziness can be related as long as other more serious causes of dizziness have been ruled out.

So if this is a problem you or your kids are struggling with, I can help.

All you have to do is call 905 335 LIFE (5433) to schedule your free consultation which includes a detailed postural analysis.

Or you can email me by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.

Remember always that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.

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