When one thinks of vertigo—a false sensation that either the person or the things around him are moving, or spinning—he does not usually think of it in connection with children. However, it is more common than you may think. In fact, one out of every twenty children in the USA has had a bout with some sort of dizziness. It is vital to find out what is causing these problems when children are involved. Some common culprits are:
- Malformation of some part of the ear
- Ear infections
- Neurological problems
- Trauma to the head or neck
Out of all the children who are brought to the doctor for help with dizziness or vertigo, only one-third of them get an actual diagnosis.
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How Children in Vancouver Washington Can Be Helped to Cope with Vertigo
The spine has the responsibility of protecting the spinal cord and the brainstem. These are vital parts of the body as all signals that go to and come from the brain must travel through them. The C1, or top vertebra of the neck, is susceptible to misalignments. If this happens, instead of protecting the brainstem, pressure is placed on it, possibly causing it to malfunction. This, in turn, hinders the nervous system from working properly. The signals now being sent to and from the brain are distorted, leading to symptoms such as those associated with vertigo.
I have been trained in a very specific form of chiropractic called NUCCA. I examine my patients to find the specific misalignment that is causing the problem. I then use low force correction to help the bones realign naturally. There is no cracking or popping involved. This may reduce stress on the brainstem and help restore communication within the body. Often this is all that is needed to see a significant reduction in vertigo symptoms.
Dr. Erin Elster observed sixty patients who complained of vertigo. They all received an adjustment to their atlas (C1) bone. Forty-eight reported seeing vertigo go away entirely, while the rest saw significant improvement in their symptoms after just six months of atlas care. To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Joe Perin call our Vancouver office at 360-597-4784 You can also click the button below.
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