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    How can dizziness / vertigo be treated?

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    Dr Matt Windsor


    Dr Matt Windsor is the Director and the principal Chiropractor at Chiropractic HealthQuarters Pyrmont, Sydney City, NSW. He runs a practice of integrated healthcare practitioners. … View Profile

    Dizziness and Vertigo can be from a variety of causes, neurological, vascular even mental emotional factors. Commonly there is a link to an inner ear imbalance or a weakness in the cranial nerves.

    Cranial nerves are small nerves that exit the brain through the skull. They are involved in eye movement, hearing, taste, facial movements and neck movements. Quite often when there are multiple nerves being used- such as eye movements, neck movements and inner ear balance ( an example would be tilting the head backwards) there can be a distruption or a brealdown in the function of these nerves. This can result in a multitude of signs and symptoms but a commonly expressed one is vertigo or dizziness.

    A health practitioner who will assess and then address if these weakness are present is advisable. A Chiropractor or Osteopath who has a specialty in neurological rehabilitation would be best. A Neurologist can help assess this but tend to not have a treatment that can be applied. (in my experience)

    In our clinic we use a specialised approach of chiropractic adjustment and neuroligical rehabiliation of the cranial nerves via red and infrared light. We have had remarkable results. We work of strenthening the cranial nerves in a layered approach of testing each in isolation and then by stacking there function so as to build up strenth. There is a small amount of home care exercise that may need to be performed to assist with this rehabilitation.

    In any even there is alot of options that can be undertaken and you do not need to continue to suffer. Good luck!

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