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Constant Dizziness and Vertigo cured by a chiropractor

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  • Posted By: soberanes
  • September 20, 2007
  • 10:00 PM

Two months ago I started to get dizzy. The dizziness came one day and didn't go away, it was there day and nigh. I felt light headedness and also vertigo.I also got blurred vision some times, at times only in one eye, and, after two months of being dizzy, for the first time in my life, I got panic attacks, all completely out of the blue. I went to see many doctors, an ear-nose-throat specialist, a neurologist...I had all kinds of test, blood test, tyroid tests, and they told me I had an anxiety disorder and needed medication.
By mere chance a friend of mine read me an article from the Balance and Dizziness Society of Vancouver (balanceanddizziness.org) that talked about blurred vision, light-headedness, dizziness and vertigo all related to having the first and second vertebrae of the neck out of place.
Fortunately for me, I went to see a chiropractor that very day, though I had no hope of recovery because I didn't feel any pain in my neck.I had lots of anxiety and was willing to take the medication just to feel better. I thought I was going crazy.

But the chiropractor explained to me that my neck was really out, and that the squishing of the vertebrae was causing the dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision in one or both eyes, and that the anxiety was caused by the nervous system sending a "fight or flight" signal on it own, on and on, with no external reason.

Having vertebrae out also can cause pins and needles, pain or numbness in the face, arms or legs, fainting, headache, etc.

He told me I had a chronic back condition, though I had no back or neck pain, and asked me to give him 10 sessions without taking the medication. Well, I have gone there 3 times and I feel so good, 80% better. I am not dizzy, I have no anxiety, and no blurred vision.
Without this chiropractor I would be on meds, thinking I am crazy.
Please consider trying a chiropractor, it saved my life! I hope this helps.

Venus

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  • I had lightheadedness too and went to the emergency room and they gave me MECLIZINE and it worked.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 29, 2007
    • 04:46 PM
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  • Two months ago I started to get dizzy. The dizziness came one day and didn't go away, it was there day and nigh. I felt light headedness and also vertigo.I also got blurred vision some times, at times only in one eye, and, after two months of being dizzy, for the first time in my life, I got panic attacks, all completely out of the blue. I went to see many doctors, an ear-nose-throat specialist, a neurologist...I had all kinds of test, blood test, tyroid tests, and they told me I had an anxiety disorder and needed medication. By mere chance a friend of mine read me an article from the Balance and Dizziness Society of Vancouver (balanceanddizziness.org) that talked about blurred vision, light-headedness, dizziness and vertigo all related to having the first and second vertebrae of the neck out of place. Fortunately for me, I went to see a chiropractor that very day, though I had no hope of recovery because I didn't feel any pain in my neck.I had lots of anxiety and was willing to take the medication just to feel better. I thought I was going crazy.But the chiropractor explained to me that my neck was really out, and that the squishing of the vertebrae was causing the dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision in one or both eyes, and that the anxiety was caused by the nervous system sending a "fight or flight" signal on it own, on and on, with no external reason. Having vertebrae out also can cause pins and needles, pain or numbness in the face, arms or legs, fainting, headache, etc.He told me I had a chronic back condition, though I had no back or neck pain, and asked me to give him 10 sessions without taking the medication. Well, I have gone there 3 times and I feel so good, 80% better. I am not dizzy, I have no anxiety, and no blurred vision.Without this chiropractor I would be on meds, thinking I am crazy.Please consider trying a chiropractor, it saved my life! I hope this helps.VenusHi Venus,My wife is having exact the same symptoms, kindly advise which chiropractor did you go to?, we are in toronto, we actually went to all the doctors basically, CT, MRI, heart ultrasound, blood test, hearing test, the only thing that we missed are the vestibular test which will be in few weeks, and the neorologist thank God the results are all normal, it just frustrating bec. they cant explain whats going on.We went to the chiropractor upon reading your post, she had some x-ray in the chiropractors clinic and will know the results by tom. the doctor is a chinese chiropractor, he said he needs to get all the results first, before he can advise if he can help, he also mentioned that her vertebrae on her neck is off as well, but he did not mention that this can cause dizziness, We are not sure if all chiropractor are aware of this symptoms?, If you can let us know where you went to, that would be big help for us, we will be seing this chiropractor tom, and hopefully he can help like they did to you, my wife has been like this for more than 2 months now and cannot get proper diagnosis, our family doctor said it might be viral and will go away on its own they tried giving her serc(anti-vertigo) but didnt do anything.. she still feels lightheaded and off balance.Pls. help, Thanks and God bless
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 4, 2010
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  • Hi Venus,My wife is having exact the same symptoms, kindly advise which chiropractor did you go to?, we are in toronto, we actually went to all the doctors basically, CT, MRI, heart ultrasound, blood test, hearing test, the only thing that we missed are the vestibular test which will be in few weeks, and the neorologist thank God the results are all normal, it just frustrating bec. they cant explain whats going on.We went to the chiropractor upon reading your post, she had some x-ray in the chiropractors clinic and will know the results by tom. the doctor is a chinese chiropractor, he said he needs to get all the results first, before he can advise if he can help, he also mentioned that her vertebrae on her neck is off as well, but he did not mention that this can cause dizziness, We are not sure if all chiropractor are aware of this symptoms?, If you can let us know where you went to, that would be big help for us, we will be seing this chiropractor tom, and hopefully he can help like they did to you, my wife has been like this for more than 2 months now and cannot get proper diagnosis, our family doctor said it might be viral and will go away on its own they tried giving her serc(anti-vertigo) but didnt do anything.. she still feels lightheaded and off balance.Pls. help, Thanks and God blessHi Im 20years Old Female I Live In Uk And Have Had Very Similar Symptoms For The Past 3years Of My Life It All Of a Sudden Started One Day I Couldnt Stand Up My Head Was spinning And My Eyes Felt Liek They Were Going To Roll Into Back Of My Head Because I Couldnt Focus .. Ive Been On So Many Different Tablets Its Unbelieveable ive Been To a Ear Nose and Throat Specialist Had Mri Scans and Balance Scans Then Even Thought I Had Somethin Wrong With My Breathing So Treated Me For That And Now Theyve Run Out of ideas and Palmed Me Off Saying i have an anxiety Disorder Like Venus So Theyve Given Up On Me and 20 Years Old I Shouldnt Of Had To Go Through This I Should Be Living My Life .. I Wonder If You Could Help Me and Let Me Know How your Wife Got On Because Weve Got Similar Symptoms And Ive Had Enough Now This has Ruined My Life =[ Thank you For You Time Jade x
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 22, 2011
    • 07:46 PM
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  • I am experiencing the same and it is becoming really disconcerting. I live in Vancouver and would love to know the name of your chiropracter! Thanx JenTwo months ago I started to get dizzy. The dizziness came one day and didn't go away, it was there day and nigh. I felt light headedness and also vertigo.I also got blurred vision some times, at times only in one eye, and, after two months of being dizzy, for the first time in my life, I got panic attacks, all completely out of the blue. I went to see many doctors, an ear-nose-throat specialist, a neurologist...I had all kinds of test, blood test, tyroid tests, and they told me I had an anxiety disorder and needed medication. By mere chance a friend of mine read me an article from the Balance and Dizziness Society of Vancouver (balanceanddizziness.org) that talked about blurred vision, light-headedness, dizziness and vertigo all related to having the first and second vertebrae of the neck out of place. Fortunately for me, I went to see a chiropractor that very day, though I had no hope of recovery because I didn't feel any pain in my neck.I had lots of anxiety and was willing to take the medication just to feel better. I thought I was going crazy.But the chiropractor explained to me that my neck was really out, and that the squishing of the vertebrae was causing the dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision in one or both eyes, and that the anxiety was caused by the nervous system sending a "fight or flight" signal on it own, on and on, with no external reason. Having vertebrae out also can cause pins and needles, pain or numbness in the face, arms or legs, fainting, headache, etc.He told me I had a chronic back condition, though I had no back or neck pain, and asked me to give him 10 sessions without taking the medication. Well, I have gone there 3 times and I feel so good, 80% better. I am not dizzy, I have no anxiety, and no blurred vision.Without this chiropractor I would be on meds, thinking I am crazy.Please consider trying a chiropractor, it saved my life! I hope this helps.Venus
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  • Years ago I used to be CONSTANTLY light headed and dizzy too and went to chiropractor and he fixed the constant dizziness instantly with only one treatment. Turned out it was being caused by my upper vertebra. The treatment also lessened my headaches and made the symptoms of another condition I have less (CFS/ME). I had no idea till that treatment that it was my neck giving me more symptoms. I highly recommended anyone who has any of these issues.. to give some chiro sessions a go (make sure the chiro is properly qualified etc). My constant dizziness did come back after a couple of weeks so I had another session.. and then needed a third session 3 weeks after that. Since then thou I havent had aweful "constant" dizziness.
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  • Hi Venus,My wife is having exact the same symptoms, kindly advise which chiropractor did you go to?, we are in toronto, we actually went to all the doctors basically, CT, MRI, heart ultrasound, blood test, hearing test, the only thing that we missed are the vestibular test which will be in few weeks, and the neorologist thank God the results are all normal, it just frustrating bec. they cant explain whats going on.We went to the chiropractor upon reading your post, she had some x-ray in the chiropractors clinic and will know the results by tom. the doctor is a chinese chiropractor, he said he needs to get all the results first, before he can advise if he can help, he also mentioned that her vertebrae on her neck is off as well, but he did not mention that this can cause dizziness, We are not sure if all chiropractor are aware of this symptoms?, If you can let us know where you went to, that would be big help for us, we will be seing this chiropractor tom, and hopefully he can help like they did to you, my wife has been like this for more than 2 months now and cannot get proper diagnosis, our family doctor said it might be viral and will go away on its own they tried giving her serc(anti-vertigo) but didnt do anything.. she still feels lightheaded and off balance.Pls. help, Thanks and God blessHi there,I live in Guelph (just west of Toronto) and am also experiencing these symptoms. I am not yet 30, and have had all the tests (coming back normal) - this is very frustrating and am curious to know how your wife made out...thanks
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  • Hi there,I live in Guelph (just west of Toronto) and am also experiencing these symptoms. I am not yet 30, and have had all the tests (coming back normal) - this is very frustrating and am curious to know how your wife made out...thanksI have had these symptoms for less than a week when I knew something was not right. I constantly and suddenly just felt out of it and like I was floating and in some bizarre nightmare. Well I saw a doctor who first gave me lorazepam for anxiety as she thought this triggered my symptoms however I needed to dog further as it just made mesleepy so I went to an ENT, and neurologist. Although I passed the neurological exam and MRI, basic bloodwork, I pressed the ENT for an ENG test which came to show I have a slight weakness in both ears - something then triggered the imbalance issues whether it was weather travel or even drinking. Anything could put the body out of whack in this regard. I have been to physio therapy this week for vesticular and both he and the chiropractor alsoInformed me my neck and head and jaw were all a little wonky to boot - the stress of that alone on nerve endings and muscles could have triggered the ear imbalance to suddenly cause my brain fog. It's not a great feeling but I hope this offers an answer or suggestion to anyone else out there. We can get through this and I think one of the worst things we all do is turn to the Internet and read horror stories. So stay off it as best u can and trust a good doctor! And most importantly let your body heal. Take your body's advice! And don't do what I'm doing which is constantly stressing ugh! Haha. All the best to you all :)
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  • Hi Jade, I am 17years old and i have been feeling the exact same symptoms as you and Venus have. Just like you i am so eager to get this checked out. I have been to a lot of doctors and i've been through a lot of test and exams and all came out negative. I am still currently waiting to get my MRI done a month away from now so i dont know what to expect yet. I started getting dizzy when i was 12 years old. I woke up one morning with a rlly bad dizziness, i remember my mom was freaked out for she thought i might pass out. It was so horrible, especially i was 12 at that time. I didn't know what was going on and just like any other kids out there, i thought it would go away soon, i thought of it as if it was a fever but unfortunately it came back and it still keeps happening till this day. I'm so scared, frustrated and worried than anyone in this world could ever imagine. I'm completely sick and tired of this. I have had this for 5 years now and the dizziness just started getting worser for the past 2 years as i notice i also get lightheaded almost most of the time, day or night. Just 3 months ago, i noticed my right eye to be a little blurry, theres a time that its worst but sometimes not, but still its blurry. And few days ago, i had a really bad dizziness that lasted for the whole night. The next morning i was feeling better but when i opened my eyes it was so blurry, and eyes because this time its the left and right eye thats blurry. I'm going nuts because it seems like everything is getting worser and worser. I am so worried for my future, and there hasnt't been a day that i never thought of each day could be my last. I am 17 yr. old female, i wanted to experience what most other teen agers are experiencing right now but i just couldn't. I can't go to parties because if i move around so much i get dizzy, i cant drive because its too dangerous for me, i can't do sleepovers because im so scared i might get dizzy at my friends house and i dont want them to worry. I feel like my lifes ending already when ppl my age has still starting theirs.. I'm so sorry i'm so emotional but whenever i think of it, it just makes me so sad. I hope to hear comforting thoughts from you guys. I just need it right now. Thank you :)
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  • Hi Jade, I am 17years old and i have been feeling the exact same symptoms as you and Venus have. Just like you i am so eager to get this checked out. I have been to a lot of doctors and i've been through a lot of test and exams and all came out negative. I am still currently waiting to get my MRI done a month away from now so i dont know what to expect yet. I started getting dizzy when i was 12 years old. I woke up one morning with a rlly bad dizziness, i remember my mom was freaked out for she thought i might pass out. It was so horrible, especially i was 12 at that time. I didn't know what was going on and just like any other kids out there, i thought it would go away soon, i thought of it as if it was a fever but unfortunately it came back and it still keeps happening till this day. I'm so scared, frustrated and worried than anyone in this world could ever imagine. I'm completely sick and tired of this. I have had this for 5 years now and the dizziness just started getting worser for the past 2 years as i notice i also get lightheaded almost most of the time, day or night. Just 3 months ago, i noticed my right eye to be a little blurry, theres a time that its worst but sometimes not, but still its blurry. And few days ago, i had a really bad dizziness that lasted for the whole night. The next morning i was feeling better but when i opened my eyes it was so blurry, and eyes because this time its the left and right eye thats blurry. I'm going nuts because it seems like everything is getting worser and worser. I am so worried for my future, and there hasnt't been a day that i never thought of each day could be my last. I am 17 yr. old female, i wanted to experience what most other teen agers are experiencing right now but i just couldn't. I can't go to parties because if i move around so much i get dizzy, i cant drive because its too dangerous for me, i can't do sleepovers because im so scared i might get dizzy at my friends house and i dont want them to worry. I feel like my lifes ending already when ppl my age has still starting theirs.. I'm so sorry i'm so emotional but whenever i think of it, it just makes me so sad. I hope to hear comforting thoughts from you guys. I just need it right now. Thank you :)My heart goes out to you. I have similar experiences but I am way older than you. Rest assured it is not life threatening. The best advice I can give you is similar to that given at the start of this discussion. Find a chiropractor with an understanding of brain function. There are many available treatments, so do not despair, things will improve.
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  • I found this post by googling the question "is it ok to go to the chiropractor if im feeling dizzy?" and here i am reading on how many people have the same symtoms as i do.... My dizziness began at 6am Wednesday Aug. 22. I could not get up to simply take my kids to school. I laid in bed till about 10:30am when the dizziness was'nt so harss went to the ER to get checked out and pretty much got thesame answer as most of you guys have gotten. How i found this thread was because i have an appointment with a chiropractor tmr and was going to cancel cause i was scared it would have done more damage. but looks like chiropractic is the way. I also got advise from my mother-in-law, she told me to try a simple excercise. Start by laying flat and face up on your mattress, no pillows under yourhead. Then ever so slowly turn your head to the right till your ear touches the mattress or as far as you can go. Then bring your head back to the facing up position and repeat five time. Then do the left ear, i will be trying this for the first time myself so let me know if it works for anybody. Do this for about a week, twice a day.Hoping & praying for the bestGOD BLESS
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    • August 27, 2012
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  • I have also experiencd sever vertigo after I fell and hit the back of my head. My body was declining fast I could barely walk and was having to use a walker because my balance was so bad. I began having trouble with my eyes and so I called to make an appt. with my eye doctor. The girl that answered the phone ask a few questions and during the conversation she suggest that I go see a chiropractor. She mention that another patient was having some problems and was getting better. I called the chiropractor's office and made an appointment for the next day. On day one I saw results and on day two I was walking without my walker it was amazing because before I felt so drunk as if I has drank a pint of vodka on an empty stomach. My problem was coming from my neck and I am still seeing the chiropractor and recovering steadly.
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  • thanks for telling us i'm also facing vertigo for 2 months i also went to chiropractor like a week ago and only 1 session i was feeling very better.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 5, 2014
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  • hey guys, just somehow landed on this thread while I was doing research for my issue. I am having very similar symptoms to what you were having: lightheadness, dizziness, blurred vision. I thought it's my wisdom tooth that was causing it. I've done all type of test and all is fine. I also have backpain and stiff neck so I went to see a chiropractor once and going back tmr. I wonder what happened to you after the 10 chiro sessions. did you get it fixed completely?
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    • October 21, 2014
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  • Hey Venus. I wonder what happened after you got all 10 sessions. did you get your issue fixed completely?
    I have been having very similar symptoms you had. Dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, and also pins and needle pain in my knees and numbness in my hands sometimes. I did many tests (not the serious ones like CT) and all said fine. Feeling backpain as well so I saw a chairo once and going back tomorrow. So I wonder whether you've got your dizziness sorted? thanks. david
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    • October 21, 2014
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  • These are all my same exact symptoms, I have been to the Chiro for 7 sessions now and the dizziness has reduced in severity and the headaches and blurred vision went after the first session .. Im hoping after all my sessions with the Chiro it will be gone. Word of advice, dont lift anything heavier than 8kgs as this will make you worse. How are you getting on David ?
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    • November 15, 2014
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