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Dizziness treatment - Acomb Chiropractic Clinic in York

Cervicogenic dizziness is one of many types of dizziness, and is the result of interruption in the neck. Depending on the examination Cervicogenic dizziness can be treated with manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation.


Problems in the inner ear are a very common cause of dizziness, but it can also occur for a variety of other reasons. One type of dizziness is cervicogenic dizziness, which is dizziness as a result of problems in the neck. Cervicogenic dizziness can be treated by chiropractors as well as some types of dizziness arising from inner ear problems. Without a detailed examination by one of our chiropractors it is often difficult to know what type of dizziness you might be suffering from.

Probably the most common cause of dizziness is the inner ear. Part of the function of the inner ear is balance; nerve impulses are sent from your inner ear to your brain when you move your head in relation to the space around you. This tells your brain which way up you are and which way you are moving. If the inner ear starts to send wrong messages to the brain telling it you are moving when you are not, then this will make you dizzy.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is probably one of the most common inner ear problems that lead to dizziness. BPPV is caused by tiny particles inside the semicircular canals of the inner ear. Simplified; when you turn your head, these particles cause signals to be triggered to the brain which suggest larger movements then you are actually making, result in often severe episodes of dizziness.

There are techniques which can be used to re-position these particles and so can help or stop dizziness from occurring. At Acomb Chiropractic Clinic, our chiropractors are trained to use these re-positioning techniques.

Cervicogenic dizziness (dizziness arising from the neck) is less common than dizziness from the inner ear but can still give powerful episodes of imbalance. Neck pain and/or headaches can occur with this type of dizziness.

You do not have to have neck pain or headaches to have cervicogenic dizziness, however, and dizziness may be the only symptom. Sometimes this problem can arise as a result of trauma to the neck, such as a whiplash injury for example.

Cervicogenic dizziness can often be treated by chiropractors. Give our clinic a call today to see if we can help you. 01904 798 444