Dizziness and Chiropractic

Injury to the head and neck can be extremely unpleasant. What a subset of professionals understand, however, is that it frequently leads to dizziness and balanced disorders. Recently published research indicates that chiropractic care frequently helps with these problems.

Research Just Published

A research study published last month, investigates the effectiveness of chiropractic care for people with dizziness and other balance problems. After meta-analysis of the 2008 National Health Survey, a positive correlation was found.

Why is this important? Because 11% of the respondents of the survey reported having dysequillibrium issues like dizziness and an off-balance feeling. Of these 35% were 65 or older, and the majority younger than 65.

The people surveyed reported a significant perception of being helped by a chiropractor. They were more likely to have improvement in their dizziness if they had experienced head or neck trauma or if they had been diagnosed with a neurological or muscular condition.

Dizziness and the Craniocervical Junction

CraniocervicalJunctionAtlas Spinal Care, a chiropractic office in Upland, CA, we help many people with dizziness, vertigo, and other balance disorders due to the fact that the focus of our practice is on restoring function to the head and neck.

A structural shift where the head and neck meet, known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC), will frequently cause functional disruption to the nerve pathways responsible for our equillibrium. Simple manipulation or muscle work in this area often is not enough for the condition to resolve due to the complexity of the craniocervical junction (CCJ). This area of the spine is anatomically unique as compared with the rest of the spine, and as such requires a unique approach.

Additional training is required for Doctors of Chiropractic to provide precision realignment of the head and neck. This training is obtained through the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) which was founded in 1966 for this purpose.

The doctors of Atlas Spinal Care have completed extensive post-doctoral training in this speciality and continue to participate in continuing education and research of the upper cervical spine.

Do I Have an Atlas Subluxation?

Upon examination, a NUCCA trained doctor can determine if there is a structural shift at the head and neck junction. The identification of the ASC will then be correlated with your history to determine whether your case should be accepted for care.

Signs of a structural shift of the atlas vertebra that one can sometimes see at home include a visible head tilt or an angle of the neck resulting in the head being shifted away from the center of the torso.


Atlas Spinal Care has been recognized as one of the leading chiropractic care offices in Upland, CA. They have actually obtained numerous positive reviews from their patients, that have noticed that their signs and symptoms virtually went away following a program of care and getting their lives back.

Those who have equilibrium disorders or who experience dizziness and think this to be as a result of neck trauma are encouraged to consult with the doctors for further information. The initial consultation is complimentary in order to determine if a person is a good candidate for NUCCA care.