Not all dizziness at Christmas is about over-indulgence….!

If you were asked ‘how is your sense of balance?’ how would you reply?

For many people their idea of good balance would be whether they are good at walking along a wall or narrow beam, or if they are comfortable to go up scaffolding and clamber around on a roof. Indeed, these things do require a good sense of balance but day to day we all need our balance systems in order to know where we are in space when just sitting or standing still.  Even more so to stand up from a chair and simply walk across a room, let alone turn around.

Vertigo

Now, when our balance is acutely disturbed we can experience a feeling of spinning (vertigo) or falling.  There are various different reasons for this including alcohol, which is particularly toxic to the cerebellum, (the area that is associated with balance and co-ordination),  is just one reason. Think of the clumsiness , slurred speech and stumbling of someone who has had a few too many.

When those changes are more gradual or a subtle loss of balance we may not even realise we have a problem.

Our brain and body will do its upmost to compensate but these adaptations can result in changes of posture and maybe spinal problems.  Slowing of general movements occurs. Walking speed is a common sign as are changes in tolerances of movement around you, this can manifest as travel sickness or feeling uncomfortable in supermarkets and busy streets.

Another common complaint of people with giddiness, dizziness or balance issues is anxiety and nausea.  It is estimated that 15-35% of the population will experience a complaint of dizziness and at least a third of those will develop a secondary psychological disorder.  (Ref: Susan Herdman PT, PhD  Vestibular Rehabilitation 2nd Ed)

Are you noticing these changes in your balance, co-ordination, speed of movement or someone else's .

Do you think you might benefit from having your posture, balance and co-ordination checked?  Chiropractors at Back In Form are trained and practiced in looking at the integration of these systems and may be able to improve or resolve your complaint with treatment and ‘vestibular rehabilitation’. If you'd like to know more then please call the clinic for further advice or to make an appointment.

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Not all dizziness at Christmas is about over-indulgence….!

If you were asked ‘how is your sense of balance?’ how would you reply?

For many people their idea of good balance would be whether they are good at walking along a wall or narrow beam, or if they are comfortable to go up scaffolding and clamber around on a roof. Indeed, these things do require a good sense of balance but day to day we all need our balance systems in order to know where we are in space when just sitting or standing still.  Even more so to stand up from a chair and simply walk across a room, let alone turn around.

Vertigo

Now, when our balance is acutely disturbed we can experience a feeling of spinning (vertigo) or falling.  There are various different reasons for this including alcohol, which is particularly toxic to the cerebellum, (the area that is associated with balance and co-ordination),  is just one reason. Think of the clumsiness , slurred speech and stumbling of someone who has had a few too many.

When those changes are more gradual or a subtle loss of balance we may not even realise we have a problem.

Our brain and body will do its upmost to compensate but these adaptations can result in changes of posture and maybe spinal problems.  Slowing of general movements occurs. Walking speed is a common sign as are changes in tolerances of movement around you, this can manifest as travel sickness or feeling uncomfortable in supermarkets and busy streets.

Another common complaint of people with giddiness, dizziness or balance issues is anxiety and nausea.  It is estimated that 15-35% of the population will experience a complaint of dizziness and at least a third of those will develop a secondary psychological disorder.  (Ref: Susan Herdman PT, PhD  Vestibular Rehabilitation 2nd Ed)

Are you noticing these changes in your balance, co-ordination, speed of movement or someone else's .

Do you think you might benefit from having your posture, balance and co-ordination checked?  Chiropractors at Back In Form are trained and practiced in looking at the integration of these systems and may be able to improve or resolve your complaint with treatment and ‘vestibular rehabilitation’. If you'd like to know more then please call the clinic for further advice or to make an appointment.

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