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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.


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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
    • 08:12 PM
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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?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 21, 2014
    • 01:11 AM
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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
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 21, 2014
    • 01:16 AM
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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 ?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 15, 2014
    • 02:45 PM
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