Dizziness is a symptom of the body's balance system not working as it should. The balance system consists of several centers in the brain that receive and process sensory information from vision, the balance organs in the inner ear and from millions of tiny sensors in the body's muscles and joints, called proprioceptors. The proprioceptors constantly register the position and movement of the joints.

There can be many different causes of vertigo, some can be serious, but fortunately the vast majority are treatable or go away on their own.

Vertigo can be divided into subjective vertigo, where you feel that you are spinning, and objective vertigo, where you feel that it is the surroundings that are rotating. What they both have in common is that it can be very unpleasant and destructive to one's everyday life.

It is necessary to make sure that the ears and nervous system do not show anything abnormal. The chiropractor will make sure of this before starting any treatment.

The function of the neck can be important in both forms of vertigo. If the muscles and joints of the neck are stressed incorrectly, it can lead to dizziness. There are proprioceptive receptors in all joints (i.e., nerves that send messages to the spinal cord and brain about the body's movements and positions).

There are especially many such sensors in the soles of our feet, around the hip and pelvic joints (S-I joints) and very many in the deep muscles of the calves and in the joint capsules and muscles of the neck. If the cause of the vertigo is wholly or partially located here, chiropractic is a very effective treatment.