Almost everyone has experienced uncomfortable dizziness at some time in their life, an annoying sensation in which you lose your sense of orientation and balance and have nausea, and visual confusion, among other symptoms that are confusing enough to interrupt our activity and need at least a few seconds of rest to stabilize ourselves.
In this FastlyHealarticle, we explain the causes of cervical dizziness and its natural treatment so that you can treat them from your own home or wherever you are.
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Types of cervical dizziness
Indeed as a child, you once felt dizzy after trying to play a few laps or saw someone who happened. Although we are standing and stable, faced with dizziness or vertigo, our senses continue to perceive as if the surroundings were still moving or we were about to fall, causing in most such occasions that said fall happens, or at least we give some steps, as well as possible nausea.
This type of dizziness is called peripheral or otological dizziness. It is dizziness that arises due to the movement of the endolymphatic fluid (endolymph) within our ear, which is responsible for stimulating the signals that tell our brain if we are stabilized, twisted, or falling. In such a situation, said endolymph continues to move like water that hopes to return to rest gradually.
Another type of dizziness is of central origin, produced when the segments of the brain, which are in charge of commanding these balance and orientation functions, do not receive adequate supplies of oxygen and nutrients, thus preventing them from working correctly. Inadequate and insufficient under normal circumstances or where there are no falls or instability. Obviously, in situations where we usually would all get dizzy, the resistance of the subject who has these blocks will be even worse, and likewise, the understanding of his symptoms.
When we talk about cervical dizziness, we refer mainly to the second type of dizziness we mentioned, although it can influence a more straightforward appearance of peripheral dizziness. Cervical dizziness differs in that its formation is favored by irregularities in the cervical area of the torso (upper back and neck).
Causes of cervical dizziness
Cervical dizziness differs from the others by symptoms such as tension and pain in the neck and upper back, which accompany dizziness during the appearance of the same or even at any other time of the day regularly.
These disturbances in the cervical area allow such dizziness to arise since they contribute to the reduction of the passage of blood and nutrients between the head and the torso, thus affecting the brain and the respiratory and circulatory systems.
Among the specific diseases and conditions that can be causes of cervical dizziness, we find:
- Tendinitis in muscles of the neck and upper back close to the cervical, causing compression, thus hindering the correct blood flow to and from the brain. Injuries, accidents, or stress cause them.
- Osteoarthritis and inflammation of the cervical intervertebral discs, causing neurovascular compression.
- Inflammation of the temporomandibular joint is found on the sides of the face. It can become inflamed when used too much (biting forcefully) or due to chronic stress, precisely the accumulation of tension (“urge to bite”), which is usually somatized in this joint and jaw in general.
Cervical dizziness can remain dormant for much of the day. Its primary triggers are chronic or acute stress, anxiety, sudden movements, or sudden changes in height, such as getting out of bed or jumping and traveling to high altitudes ( mountaineering and mountaineering).
Massages against cervical dizziness
A good massage session carried out by a physiotherapist, an acquaintance who knows how to do them, or, failing that, by yourself in the cervical and back area will be beneficial and pleasant if the origin of the problem is in the muscular inflammation in the area and the accumulated stress of the day.
Massages can be performed on the sides of the neck up to the base of the jaws and even reaching the temporo-mandibular joint, which can be equally tense. Upper and middle back massages can also benefit, as some tensions start at the bottom.
Home remedies for cervical dizziness
For the natural treatment of cervical dizziness, the following remedies can be used:
Ginger is a scientifically proven ally to attenuate or eliminate the symptoms of cervical dizziness, mainly indicating an infusion of slices or grated thereof or, failing that or as a natural treatment, you can opt for extracts of it in doses of 500 to 2000 mg before meals or before situations that may favor the appearance of dizziness, such as traveling to high places or on roads with many curves.
The leaves of this unique plant are highly efficient in improving peripheral circulation and the health of our nervous system. Like ginger, it is ingested in infusion, extracts, or pills, both for travel preparation or as a natural therapeutic resource. However, in both cases, it is essential to remember that you must delve into the causes of cervical dizziness since its effect is symptomatic (it hardly cures the problem on its own).
Cold compresses and hot packs
The application of cold is suggested when what causes cervical dizziness is a recent inflammation at the joint and muscle level; covering the area with a cold compress or ice wrapped with a cloth (the skin should not come into direct contact with the ice, as the freezing temperature is counterproductive).
Hot packs would be a more frequently used option, as it treats chronic inflammations that favor compression of the cervical area. The hot water in which the cloth is soaked can be mixed with turmeric for a more significant anti-inflammatory effect.
This article is merely informative, at FastlyHeal .com we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.
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I am a Surgeon with a diploma in comprehensive ultrasound and surgical care residency, an area I am specializing in. During the exercise of my profession, I have realized the need for patients to know the diseases they suffer, and I can tell you that a large part of their complications is due to a lack of information. Being a health web writer allows me to transmit my experience, without borders, to all those readers eager for knowledge, educate them in the prevention of diseases and promote a healthy lifestyle.