Causes of Dizziness in Glen Carbon Illinois

Causes of Dizziness

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A spell of dizziness is very common and can affect people of all ages. In the U.S., as many as 35% of adults over the age of 40 have experienced some type of disorder that has resulted in an episode of dizziness.  Dizziness is defined as the feeling of being unbalanced, lightheaded, or woozy.  In an of itself, it is not a specific disease or disorder, but rather a symptom of other conditions.  There are many conditions of which dizziness is a component:

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Blood pressure disorders (either low or high)
  • Dehydration
  • Motion sickness
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Labyrinthitis

Our brains receive signals over the nerves from several sources that contribute to our overall sense of body position and balance.  These include our eyesight, our inner ears, and sensors throughout the body that communicate important information to our brains about where we are positioned in space.  If one of these systems fails or has a glitch, this condition  may result.  At Upper Cervical Health Centers in Glen Carbon, we look for the root cause of these conditions that can result in dizziness.  Since this condition can be a result of nerve signals being disturbed or distorted, our goal is to remove these interferences to the nervous system.

The area of the central nervous system, outside of the brain itself, which has the greatest impact on overall function is the brainstem.  If the atlas vertebra that protects the brainstem instead misaligns and obstructs its normal function, it can lead to the dizziness associated with many common ailments. If you’ve been experiencing dizziness, we will use state of the art technology and specific techniques in order to determine if an atlas misalignment is contributing to the cause of your condition.  If indeed it is, gentle corrections to your spinal alignment are given in order to reduce the pressure on the brainstem and restore your body’s natural healing properties.


8:00am - 11:30am
3:00pm - 6:00pm

By Appointment

8:30am - 11:30am
3:00pm - 6:00pm

By Appointment

8:30am - 11:30am
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 11:00am

Upper Cervical Health Centers
20 Ginger Creek Parkway
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 692-6992