Whiplash Injury is a particular condition that contains various signs and symptoms that range from neck pain and stiffness to migraines, ringing in the ears, and other painful reactions.
Most patients experience Whiplash Injury as a result of an auto accident or a situation that forces their head and neck to suddenly jerk from one side to another, straining or tearing the ligaments that surround the neck.
But can Whiplash cause dizziness? The Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta believe so.
The Connection Between Dizziness and Whiplash
Dizziness is a basic term that is used ly throughout the country.
Most people experience some level of dizziness on occasion, such as when someone stands up too fast or while going through a rough flight.
Often, dizziness and difficulty with balance go together.
Three primary organs regulate our balance are:
- The vestibular system
- The cerebellum
- The dorsal columns
Vision also plays a critical role in supporting balance, as people tend to lose their balance much quicker when they shut their eyes.
Common Causes of Dizziness
Usually, dizziness is caused by a chemical release that produces a brief episode of basic lightheadedness associated with rising quickly.
This is most often caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure, which prevents oxygen from reaching the brain soon enough when transitioning from sitting to standing. This is considered by Chiropractors to be normal and is referred to as “orthostatic hypotension.”
Orthostatic hypotension can be triggered by colds, catching the flu, allergy inflammation, hyperventilating, or at times of significant stress or anxiety.
It is also connected to the use of tobacco, consuming excessive amounts of alcohol, and particular medications. Bleeding can represent a more serious cause of orthostatic hypotension, such as with bleeding ulcers or colitis and less concerning, with menstruation.
Concerning Causes of Dizziness That Require Immediate Chiropractic Attention
If someone experiences dizziness as a result of the following conditions, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
- Chest pain
- Sudden shortness of breath
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Jaw pain
- Upper stomach pain
- Sudden pain that shoots down one or both arms
- Sudden visual adjustments
- Whiplash Injury
Atlanta Chiropractic Treatment For Auto Accident and Whiplash Injuries
If you are in a car accident in Atlanta and delay visiting a Chiropractors for treatment, you may experience one or more of the symptoms mentioned in this article.
To protect yourself from long-term damage or chronic pain, schedule a consultation with AICA Atlanta today.
Our team of experienced Chiropractors treats hundreds of patients each year who have Whiplash.
Give us a call today at (404) 889-8828.