What could you get done if you could stop the world from spinning, if you didn’t feel like you were one step away from falling down? How would it feel to wake up and get out of bed with a clear head, and the confidence of physical and emotional stability? Like most things, we take balance for granted until we lose it. But for most people, there is a way back to balance!
What does balance mean in health?
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The ability to distribute your weight so you can stand or walk without falling, is known as balance or equilibrium. Balance requires coordination across several body systems, including the brain, ear, eyes, muscles, bones, and joints. Any one of these elements can cause balance issues.
How does balance affect your health?
Improving coordination between the body's joints, muscles, and nerves can help you maintain better balance, posture, strength, and flexibility. And that can decrease your risk of developing arthritis, back pain, and other health problems. Good balance frees up energy and strength to help you move freely and confidently.
How do I know if my equilibrium is off?
- Feeling dizzy or sense of motion when still
- Or feeling continued motion after stopping
- Sense of falling or spinning
- Loss of balance and sure footedness
Can balance disorders be cured?
Degenerative neurological diseases are rarely curable, but appropriate treatment and rehabilitation may slow the disease’s progress and improve quality of life. Prior to other symptoms, problems with balance might appear.
However, new balance issues following a whiplash or mild traumatic brain injury respond well with specific upper cervical chiropractic care. Upper cervical chiropractic treatment focuses on correcting vertebrae alignment, balance, and coordination to assist with stress reduction. Upper cervical chiropractors focus primarily on the upper spine and never twist or crack the neck.
What medications cause balance issues?
Commonly prescribed medications can affect balance:
• Anxiety medication
• Blood pressure pills
• Heart medications
• Pain relievers
• Sleep aids
Over the counter medications also affect balance. Acetaminophen can damage parts of inner ear associated with balance. Ibuprofen can restrict blood flow to the inner ear and worsen symptoms of tinnitus, dizziness and vertigo.
Why does balance get worse with age?
As we age, we lose our balance because our senses dull, and our muscles get weaker. Diseases that are common in older people make this worse for some people. Plus, an accumulation of microtraumas to the spine, without proper rehabilitation leads to arthritis in the neck, recently linked to changes in the brain associated with balance.
Why do I feel unbalanced when I walk?
Unsteadiness and difficulty standing, and walking are common indications of balance problems. A person may also experience vertigo, dizziness, or motion sickness depending on the source. Musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, and visual or inner ear difficulties may be involved.
Can dehydration cause balance problems?
Several things can trigger an episode of unsteadiness, such as dehydration or tiredness. The key to avoiding vertigo from dehydration is to prevent becoming dehydrated in the first place. A good test for hydration is urine color. Clear urine means good hydration, yellow means drink more water.
Two to three liters of water a day is required for most adults.
Is there a balance vitamin?
Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve problems, some related to movement and coordination. This can lead to balance issues, muscle cramps, and weakness.
When supplementing B12, use the bioidentical methyl cobalamin form for better results instead of the cheap synthetic cyano cobalamin form of B12, common to most lower quality supplements.
Vitamin C – can help vertigo symptoms in Meniere's disease.
Vitamin D3 – may help reduce calcium crystals issues associated with BPPV.
Vitamin E – can help improve brain circulation problems related to balance.
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals when it comes to balance. Supplements and even topical magnesium spray can help you get the magnesium you need.
What controls balance in the brain?
The brain stem and cerebellum are essential for balance. They collaborate to obtain data from the vestibular system, the cerebral cortex, muscles, and joints. All these body parts must function together to control balance.
Why does closing eyes affect balance?
When we balance on one foot with our eyes open, we use information from our eyes and other systems to stay balanced. Closing our eyes forces us to rely solely on the feedback form the joints and muscles to maintain balance.
And that makes balance more challenging, especially if there is any alignment, balance, and coordination issue in the joints, muscles, or nerves.
What is the best sleeping position for vertigo?
You may already know that sleeping on your back is the best position for your spine. Sleeping on your back can also help if you have vertigo. This is because the crystals in your inner ear don't move around as much. If you don't get enough restful sleep, especially between 10pm and 2am, that can also make vertigo worse.
How does someone improve their balance?
Walking is a good start. And taking bigger steps increases the balance challenge. Standing on one foot for half a minute, then with eyes closed.
(only attempt in a safe surrounding where you can’t fall and hurt yourself)
Eventually working up to Yoga or Tai Chi practices help restore circulation, flexibility and strength. And balance is much easier with upper cervical spinal alignment.
What causes upper cervical spinal misalignment?
Prolonged poor posture, staring at screens and devices too frequently, sleeping in unusual postures, car accidents, falls, sports injuries, even the birth process can cause an upper cervical misalignment.
Why shouldn’t you crack your neck?
It's not a good idea to crack your neck or back since it loosens many joints, rather than just those that are restricted. There are self-treatment techniques that may help relieve painful neck and back tension without always needing to crack your neck.
The muscles around your joints and the joints themselves may be strained by cracking your neck too hard. Adding to the long-term stress that causes arthritis, instead of rehabilitating alignment, balance and coordination.
There are many styles of specific upper cervical chiropractic and none of them ever twist and crack the neck. Instead, upper cervical chiropractors use precise pressure on one joint at a time and carefully measure the results.
Can neck arthritis affect balance?
People with neck arthritis have changes in their brain that can be measured. These changes include white matter damage, gray matter volume reduction, and other changes in the cortex. These parts of the brain are responsible for processing the feedback from joints and muscles important to maintaining balance.
Can upper cervical chiropractic help arthritis in the neck?
Upper cervical chiropractic care can provide significant relief from arthritis since it is one of the safest and most efficient therapeutic techniques available. And by gently restoring alignment, balance, and coordination without creating any new stress on more joints, arthritic neck joints have a chance to heal. Restoring joint function allows the body to begin reabsorbing the arthritis. And that helps to alleviate pain and balance symptoms.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a type of chiropractic care that focuses on the upper part of the spine. Upper cervical chiropractors believe that this area of the spine is critical to overall health and well-being. By keeping the head and neck in alignment, they can help improve overall health and relieve many seemingly unrelated pain and other symptoms.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to treat many different conditions. It is gentle and does not involve any forceful manipulation of the spine. Upper cervical chiropractors use a variety of techniques to adjust the spine and restore proper alignment, balance, and coordination. Our patients often find lasting relief without drugs or surgery, even those who already tried “everything”.
Upper Cervical Chiropractors
While all chiropractors have more formal education than regular medical doctors... Certified Upper Cervical Chiropractors spend several more years in post graduate education certification studies. This advanced training allows Certified Upper Cervical Chiropractors to provide amazing results without ever prescribing a drug, performing a surgery, inserting a needle or cracking a neck. Especially when none of those things worked.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Experience
I was testing for the most prestigious medical school on the planet in tenth grade. Not too much stress there. But that stress was compounded by several chronic health issues. Then I woke up one morning and could not turn my head.
Like so many of my current patients, I couldn’t remember any recent injury that could cause this neck locking spasm. Even though I did take a few trips to the ER in the past, that was years before and after a few weeks of pain pills, muscle relaxers and physical therapy, my neck felt fine.
While grateful at the time, for the relief, no doctor that treated any of my countless childhood injuries, ever measured anything more than height, weight, blood pressure, temperature with an occasional blood test. Just more and more meds that literally made me sick, and some token physical therapy. On a couple of ER visits I got x-rays, but unless something was broken or dislocated, they said it was just a muscle spasm.
But each new sprain and strain became another weakened link, just waiting to flare up when stressed. Because when any joint sprains, the ligaments that give feedback to the muscles stabilizing that joint, get damaged. So even with mild sprains and strains, if the joint does not receive proper alignment, balance, and coordination rehabilitation, that joint becomes permanently unstable and begins to degenerate at an accelerated pace.
Arthritis can be caused by many things but when one joint appears, on x-ray, 20 years older than the joint right next to it, that means the joint was injured and never properly rehabilitated. Even if that area stopped hurting within days or weeks of injury.
One of my early mentors had a formula for determining the age of any spinal injury on x-ray. People would come from around the world and stay for days or weeks to get daily treatments. Because he could get most people better, no matter what didn’t work for them prior to that.
And he did that by finding unresolved spinal sprains, then restoring alignment, balance, and coordination using his hands and precision tools that he invented. But he never twisted or cracked anyone’s spine.
Most of his patients were referred by their chiropractors who cared more about their patients than their egos or incomes. That was far, far away, a long time ago.
Is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Functional Medicine
When I woke up that morning, in tenth grade, and couldn’t turn my head, that was the one thing that my medical family cautiously considered a chiropractic issue. And I got lucky because the chiropractor that advanced training, no twisting or cracking. Most people prefer the more gentle and precise chiropractic much better if they ever get a chance to compare the two. But at the time, all I cared about was getting rid of the spasm in my neck.
I started feeling better and faster than I did in the past with medication. But this doctor predicted I would feel better within a few treatments and that it would take longer to rehabilitate the previous neck injuries. And I trusted him enough to see if that really meant anything to me.
Long story short, within the first year of treatment, for the first time in my life, I was pain and medication free. I became more active and had fewer injuries because my flexibility, balance and coordination improved dramatically. But I also felt more at ease than ever. My temper improved and I wasn't as easily irritated as before.
Unlike any other doctor, the chiropractor examined and measured my postural Alignment, Balance, and Coordination. And by treating that, instead of just managing pain, all my pre-existing sprains and strains started to heal properly. At least for me, taking the physical stress off my head, neck, and shoulders also solved half a dozen other chronic medical conditions.
None of the surgeries or medications, none of the physical or psychological therapy ever gave me the lasting relief that I found with someone my medical family didn’t even consider a real doctor.
But it took me a whole year to detox from years of daily medication. Some of the damage, from those medications, may never completely heal. But now I work and play as hard as I want to every day, mostly pain free and haven’t even taken an aspirin in almost 40 years.
Most Doctors Agree
Recently the American College of Physicians, a distinguished group of over one hundred thousand medical doctors and healthcare providers, published formal recommendations to avoid pain management and surgery whenever possible. Instead, they suggest non-invasive therapies if the patient responds to those treatments.
And the world-famous Cleveland Clinic released an extensive two-year study tracking thousands of patients who got better Quality of Life results with functional medicine than just conventional medical care alone.
Most doctors know that appropriate diet and exercise is the best long-term medicine for any condition. But they’re expected to write a prescription in a few minutes. Even though any search engine could do that, and much more in less than a second. But neither of those options are good medicine.
How I Got Rid of My Chronic Migraine Headaches and Motion Sickness
After I was properly examined and treated for Alignment, Balance, and Coordination. With specific, no twist or crack, chiropractic to reduce the physical stress, throwing my posture out of balance and coordination... My neck started moving and improving better than previous injuries treated by bracing, PT, and medication. My lifelong headaches, shoulder, and back tension went away too. And once I saw how out of balance I was, I could understand how that postural misalignment was a constant strain on everything else. So now, if I stick to my daily stretches and anti-inflammatory diet, I have little if any pain or tension anywhere.
Not Intended As Medical Advice
Even with several new injuries that forced me to find more amazing drug free, non-invasive therapies... I now choose to save time and money by proactively staying healthy, so I don’t miss out on irreplaceable experiences with friends and family. Like I used to when I relied on emergency medical care and constant medications to manage my symptoms.
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Our quantified functional exam costs thousands of dollars in specialists’ practices. More than just a few vitals and asking where it hurts, I touch my patients. Not just where it hurts but also feel the tension in the head, neck, and shoulder joints that blocks the healing response from the brain. I also measure three-dimensional body posture, dynamic balance, and system coordination. To help refine treatment recommendations.
Our streamlined approach towards assisted stretch, medical massage, and no twist or crack chiropractic adjustment might take hours, in three different offices, and cost hundreds of dollars anywhere else. But now you can get all the relieving, relaxing and restoring benefits from all three all in one stop, and in less than 10 minutes.
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Normally, these services would bill at $671 and that’s a value because comparable services would cost several times that anywhere else. Still be worth every penny to wake up feeling great, thinking clearly, full of energy, moving through your day free of pain and drug side effects that get in the way of your life. And maybe even reduce the risk of surgery from ongoing degeneration that is never addressed even with the best pain management.
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