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    Digital Dizziness: The Natural Solution to a Technological Problem

Digital Dizziness: The Natural Solution to a Technological Problem

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

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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 […]

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Hole-in-One Vertigo Treatment

After sitting for an extended period of time and getting up, have you ever felt lightheaded 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 that is responsible for regulating blood flow that controls the amount of oxygen getting to every part of the body, especially the brain. Not only is this related to neurological dysfunction, but it may also be a predictor of other serious conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and even premature death. Typically this type of symptom would be classified under the diagnosis of vertigo.

The statistics on vertigo show that vertigo happens in 5-10% of people and jumps to 40% if older than 40, and vertigo accounts for 2.5% of all emergency room visits from 1995-2004.1 There is no known singular cause of Vertigo; however, it is known what parts of the body are affected. There is a system in the body that regulates orientation and balance known as the Vestibular System.2 This is a small part of the Central Nervous System (CNS) that is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The middle ear contains fluid and crystals that communicate to the CNS and brain that can get distorted causing vertigo symptoms.

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Many patients struggling with vertigo are just trying to make it through the week without symptoms. Vertigo specialist, Dr. Tymothy Flory, is helping patients get natural relief from vertigo in Upland, California. Dr Flory is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor that focuses on the Atlas Bone (C1 vertebra). The Atlas bone can have a profound effect on balance issues if […]

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Meniere’s Disease Cause may lead way to New Cures

Ménière’s Disease is a condition of the inner ear that affects balance, vision, nausea and even hearing loss. One symptom may present or in severe case all symptoms simultaneously. An estimated 3-5 million Americans suffer with the condition in some capacity.1

The exact cause for Ménière’s Disease is unknown but the way it affects people is understood. Researchers at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine believe to have found how the condition starts. Neurosurgeons are examining the link between low blood flow to the brain as the root cause.1 For the brain to properly function blood flow is essential in delivering oxygen as well as removing metabolic waste. If proper blood flow is not happening there will be negative affects on the brain; which controls every function in the body through the nervous system. Treatment methods for Ménière’s Disease are limited and often leave both doctors and patients searching for alternatives.

In this day and age many patients are seeking natural treatments for Ménière’s Disease. In Upland, CA Ménière’s Disease Specialist, Dr Tymothy Flory, is helping patients get natural relief. Dr Flory is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor that specializes in the alignment Atlas bone (C1 vertebra). It has been scientifically proven that when the Atlas is out of its proper position that not only is the brain and nervous system affected, but also the arteries and veins buried in the cervical spine.2

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As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor, Dr Flory uses an exacting method of analyzing the Atlas bone and delivering a precise, gentle chiropractic adjustment when needed. This method has been shown in clinical study of 139 Ménière’s Disease patients to not only improve symptoms but have complete resolution in some cases. When the Atlas […]

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Meniere’s Disease can’t stop the music: Ryan Adams

Meniere’s Disease affects many people in their normal lives and even some celebrities. Most recently 2015 Grammy nominee Ryan Adams talked about living his life with this condition. He has openly discussed the ups and downs of heaving the condition and almost quite music as a result. He describes the condition on good days as having the sounds of wind and a siren in his ears, and the bad days like standing in front of a jet engine.1

Meniere’s Disease is a condition that affects approximately 200 out of 100,000 people, starting around the age of 40 years old. The disease affects the inner ear which is responsible for balance and coordination. There are currently no FDA approved treatments for the condition and a wide array of treatment options. Adams sought out treatments ranging from hypnotherapy to medical marijuana and has been able to be functional through diet and lifestyle changes.2

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Many people suffer with the disease and have little to no success with traditional treatment options. However Dr Tymothy Flory and his associates are helping patients get natural relief from Meniere’s Disease in Upland. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Dr Flory focuses on the relationship between the first bone in the spine known as the Atlas (C1 vertebra).

There is a proven correlation between the misalignment of the Atlas bone and Ménière’s Disease symptoms. In patients groups as large as 139 patients with Meniere’s Disease, all had suffered trauma to the neck and Atlas misalignments. The misalignment was shown to be corrected in as little as 1 or 2 adjustments and giving patients as much as a 70% reduction in symptoms3 naturally.

If you are suffering with Meniere’s Disease in Upland, CA contact Dr Flory for a consultation to see how […]

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Natural Relief of Dizziness in Upland California

Do you ever get spells of dizziness if you get up to fast or for no apparent reason? Do you have bouts of sensitivity to movement that affects your balance, sensitivity to light and sound, changes in vision that affect your ability to think or do your daily routine?

If you said yes to any of these questions you may have an issue with the system in the body responsible for balance known as the Vestibular System, and you are not alone.

 Approximately 69 million adults in America (35% of the US population) over the age of 40 has suffered from Vestibular problems1
As many as 8 million Americans (4% of the US population) suffer from chronic ongoing balance issues2
Vertigo and Ménière’s Disease, two formal clinical diagnosis for dizziness, accounts for over 1/3 of all dizziness to all health care providers3

Having any of these problems is not normal and an indication of something gone wrong within the body. This can not only take away from your job or personal life, but also make simple tasks such as bathing and getting dressed challenging.

The problem is known to take place in the Vestibular System which is made up of the canals in the ear filled with fluid and particles. When the fluid or particles do not function properly the brain can not properly communicate to the rest of the body where it is positioned in space. There are very few answers to correct the cause of the problem. Many people suffering with these problems are now seeking natural treatment for dizziness, Vertigo, or Ménière’s Disease.

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Dizziness and Vertigo specialist, Dr Timothy Flory, is helping patients in Upland, California and surrounding areas to get natural relief with Upper Cervical Chiropractic. […]

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Victims, Causes, and Triggers of Meniere’s Disease

What are the symptoms of Meniere’s Disease? Well, two of them are Vertigo and constant ringing in the ears, which may accompany fluctuating hearing loss, a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear, vertigo, and Tinnitus (ringing in the ear). It can affect any person at any age, but it typically affects people in their 40’s or 50’s more often than others.

Causes of Meniere’s Disease

According to current research, Meniere’s Disease my be the result of a large amount of or type of fluid in the inner ear. Hair-like sensors in the inner ear are triggered by fluids that move through it, and tell these sensors how to function properly. They rely on receiving the right amount of volume, pressure, and chemical compound for this. A probable cause of the dysfunction of the inner ear may be the alteration of those factors.

Though, there are other probable causes that may lead to this disease and those should not be ignored. Here is a list of those causes.

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Other Suggested Causes:

 Head Trauma
Migraines
Blockage or anatomic abnormality that cause improper fluid drainage
Allergies
Viral Infection
Genetic Predisposition
Abnormal Immune Response

Now that you know what the possible causes of Meniere’s Disease are, we’re sure you’re wondering what solution is. Well, here is a list of things that can trigger Meniere’s Disease.

Meniere’s Disease Triggers

Salt
Tobacco
Alcohol
Allergies (anything you’re allergic to may trigger Meniere’s Disease)
Caffeine
Head or neck injuries

Cutting these things out of your habits may lessen your struggles with Meniere’s Disease, but only an examination of your upper neck vertebrae by an upper cervical chiropractor will determine whether or not your condition is due to a misalignment in your upper neck vertebrae.

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Natural Vertigo Relief

When you are not moving, but it feels like everything else around you is moving, you might be experiencing a temporary sensation called vertigo. When you were a kid, if you ever spun around, in order to get dizzy, that was self-induced vertigo.
What causes Vertigo?
Well, it depends on whether it’s peripheral and central. If it’s central, the cause is in your brain or spine. If it’s peripheral, the problem can be in your inner ear or the nerves that supply the inner ear. That doesn’t tell you much. Well, if you can answer yes to one of these questions, then you will have a better understanding of your vertigo.

Have you ever had a head injury?
Have you ever had a stroke?
Do you have Multiple Sclerosis?
Do you have a tumor?
Do you suffer from Basiler Artery Migraines?
Do you take anti-seizure or blood pressure medication?
Do you take antidepressants or aspirin?
Do you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or Diabetes?
Are you a smoker?
Do you drink alcohol?

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If you suffer from vertigo, and you can answer yes to any of the above, your condition is likely due to problems with your inner ear or the nerves that go into your inner ear. Though, two important things to note here are just because you experience these dizzy spells and can answer yes to any of the above, does not mean there is a correlation.

So, while quitting smoking, drinking, or certain medications may alleviate your dizzy episodes, quitting those things will not stop the cause. That’s why it is essential to seek out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor, who can determine whether your vertigo is central or peripheral and how best to proceed going forward.

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Upper Cervical and Vertigo

Upper Cervical is an upper cervical chiropractic approach that provides a natural, non-invasive answer for a number of health issues, including migraines, back and neck pain, ear aches in children and more. One little known fact is that Upper Cervical also helps those suffering with vertigo.
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo presents with dizziness, the feeling that everything around the afflicted is spinning. While vertigo is typically a symptom of inner ear infections, it has also been linked to vision problems. It’s difficult to establish the exact causes of vertigo, however studies are showing that upper cervical problems can be an underlying cause for some forms of vertigo, including cervicogenic vertigo, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Meniere’s disease and Disembarkment Syndrome.

Symptoms of vertigo are generally intermittent, however, can be extremely incapacitating and can last anywhere from 15 minutes to a number of hours. During an episode, besides a feeling of dizziness and the spinning sensation, the patient can feel extremely sleepy. All of the vertigo symptoms can make it difficult for the individual to walk because of the spinning and dizziness, and also makes it hard to go to work or carry out regular day to day activities.

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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 […]

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Meniere’s Disease Relief in Upland, California

Living with Ménière’s Disease is a reality that many Upland citizens know too well. Random bouts of dizziness, vertigo, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, nausea and disequilibrium make life difficult.1 Ménière’s Disease typically affects adults between the ages of 20-50 years old, and may suffer from episodes that last 20 minutes or up to 4 hours.

Ménière’s Disease is a struggle not only to those that suffer but also health care providers seeking to provide their patients with relief. It is known that Ménière’s Disease affects two primary functions in the body:

1. The fluid in the inner ear which establishes balance
2. Vestibulocochlear nerve/Cranial Nerve VIII that relays information to the brain about the position of the body.

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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. More information can be found on their website at http://www.atlasspinalcare.com/

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Vertigo, Tinnitus, Hearing Loss and Upper Cervical Part 2 of 2

Ménière’s Disease
Last time we looked at a condition called Ménière’s disease, which involves a triad of devastating symptoms including vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss. Today were going to look at a natural, safe and gentle approach for people suffering with this condition.

Recently Dr. Michael Burcon investigated the effects of upper cervical specific chiropractic management of one hundred and thirty-nine patients medically diagnosed with Meniere’s disease.

After upper cervical specific chiropractic care, one hundred and thirty-six out of the one hundred and thirty-nine patients presented with an absence or dramatic reduction of symptoms, especially vertigo…that’s 97%!. After two years, on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 representing the absence of the symptom and 10 being the worst imaginable, vertigo was lowered from an average of 8.5 to 1.4. Prior to the onset of symptoms, all one hundred and thirty nine cases suffered cervical traumas; most from automobile accidents, resulting in previously undiagnosed whiplash injuries.

These improvements made a significant difference for 135 out of 139 patients, effecting whether or not they could work, drive and/or have a positive relationship with their spouse. They might get dizzy, but would not have vertigo. They might get nausea, but would no longer vomit. For those that still had attacks, they occurred less often, lasted for a shorter duration and were not as intense. Recovery time was also significantly shorter.

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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 […]

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