Dizziness is a problem. Alone, dizziness can be upsetting, but it can also affect balance and lead to falls. Dizziness with related cervical spine disc degeneration can be a problem for folks of an older age. New Hampshire Spine and Sport presents new research about chronic neck pain and its affiliation to dizziness as well as the role Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care plays in relieving neck pain and oftentimes related dizziness.
CERVICAL SPINE DISC DEGENERATION AND DIZZINESS
Patients with chronic neck pain due to cervical degenerative disease often experience dizziness as well as neck pain. Many already-published studies, both clinical and basic science, detail the connection of cervical disc degeneration and dizziness. A new study pointed out that cervicogenic general dizziness was diagnosed in 89% of such patients. Improper neck postures over long periods of time may contribute when there is existing degenerative cervical disc disease. Men and women have different triggers for their dizziness. For example, farming, gardening, and weeding may trigger general dizziness, especially in women who are older. (1) Surgeons reporting on a new surgical approach to relieving chronic neck pain explained that current clinical and immunohistochemical studies strongly indicated that chronic neck pain and intractable dizziness came from degenerated cervical spine discs. The dizziness happened with only cervical disc degeneration alone without cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy. (2) Such cervical spine degenerative disc disease also has been found to be accompanied by inflammation, specifically inflammatory cytokines that affect mechanoreceptors like the Ruffini corpuscles in degenerated discs resulting in dizziness. The good news: a majority of cervical spine disc disease patients and associated dizziness find conservative treatment to be effective for them. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is the place for conservative chiropractic care of Southern New Hampshire neck pain and degenerated cervical discs.
CHIROPRACTIC CONSERVATIVE CARE FOR DIZZINESS
An Australian study of chiropractic care of neck pain patients who also had dizziness revealed that chiropractic is frequently used by these patients to handle their neck pain. One in five people over age 70 years suffered with neck pain. 57.3% of chiropractors said that the neck pain and related dizziness was moderately responsive to their chiropractic conservative care. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport uses the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in treating cervical disc degeneration and its related Southern New Hampshire neck pain.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Hayden on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how Cox® Technic gently and effectively eases neck pain.
Make your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport soon. If dizziness and/or neck pain is a problem for you, let’s check your cervical spine and your cervical discs for degeneration and begin care.