After sitting for an extended period of time and getting up, have you ever felt light headed or dizzy, even if for a few seconds? A new study is showing that this may be indicative of a major problem. Data is showing that this indicates a problem that is taking place in the nervous system, which is responsible for regulating blood flow and controls the amount of oxygen getting to every part of the body, especially the brain. Typically, this type of symptom would be classified under the diagnosis of vertigo.
There is a new way that dizziness is affecting a lot of people, and it is called cyber sickness aka Digital Motion Sickness. One of the downfalls of modern convenience and technology is that it can be overwhelming to how the body processes information. Traditional motion sickness happens when the muscles and joints sense motion, but the eyes do not see it. With Digital Motion Sickness the opposite happens, the eyes see motion as it happens on a screen or smart device, but the body does not feel it. The condition is more likely to affect women, people with a history of migraines or concussions, and Type A (perfectionist) personalities.1
Vertigo specialist, Dr. Tymothy Flory, is helping patients get natural relief from vertigo in Upland, California. Dr. Flory is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor who focuses on the Atlas Bone (C1 vertebra). The Atlas bone can have a profound effect on balance issues if it is misaligned as it is related to the Eustachian tube in the ear. In a clinical study of 60 patients with Vertigo receiving Upper Cervical Chiropractic care, 48 patients had total resolution of symptoms, and the remaining 12 patients had reductions in the severity of vertigo symptoms.2
When the Atlas is out of its normal position, it can distort the normal function of the ear as it relates to balance. Once the Atlas is restored, the communication between the inner ear, brain, and body imaproves, and vertigo symptoms often resolve naturally in time.
- Murphy K . Feeling Woozy? It May Be Cyber Sickness. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/14/feeling-woozy-it-may-be-cyber-sickness/?_r=0 (accessed 30 November 2015).
- Elster E. Sixty patients with chronic vertigo undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxation: a retrospective analysis. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Nov. 8, 2006:1-9.
Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems.