I am dizzy when I lay on my right side. Benign Paroxysmal Positional vertigo

by Shannon
(New albany,IN)

BPPV

BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

A few weeks ago this happend and my Chiropracotor said my neck was off? Neck is off?

Hello Shannon,

Well, I've never heard of a neck being off. Something related to the guillotine?!!!

Dizziness, vertigo in medical terms, is one of those areas where we chiropractors tread carefully. Adjustments of the neck can certainly make it worse.
It's not difficult really, beacause the most common cause of dizziness, especially if comes from lying on one side, is from small crystals that have come loose in the inner ear. I say not difficult, because there's a very specific test, called the Hallpike Manoeuvre. If it's positive, then it's strong recommended you go through the "Epley Manoeuvres" rather than have your neck adjusted.
Type these terms into the Search this Site at C-H. In fact there are some free courses at Chiropractic-Books.com for your chiropractor, should he s/be interested.
But if Hallpike Dix is negative, then I adjust the neck if I find a subluxation. But with great care, because it really can make the dizziness much worse.
And, if you are a middle aged woman, a smoker, on the pill, then I would probably decline to adjust your neck. It's risky.
I suppose the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Did putting your neck back on fix the dizziness?
Perhaps discuss these things with your chiropractor. And do some reading on BPPV. There's plenty on it at C-H.
I hope this has contributed.

Dr B

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