Elimination Of Dizziness & Related Conditions
Dizziness, lightheadedness, and blurred vision which comes and goes can cause enormous frustration. Some of our patients say these problems can be fairly mild, but others report terrible attacks which cause them to bang into walls or even keep them from getting out of bed. In many cases family physicians, neurologists, eye doctors, and ear, nose and throat specialists use MRI’s of the brain, tests involving water which is propelled into the ears, etc. to determine the cause. But what do you do if all the tests are negative and your doctor says that there’s nothing wrong or nothing they can do?
The good news is that in most cases, we can help. While there are many causes such as ear or eye diseases and tumors, in cases where these have been ruled out, it is very possible that the cause involves dysfunction of a muscle called the sternocleidomastoid, or SCM for short. This muscle attaches from the skull right behind the ear to the chest at the top center of the rib cage. When dysfunctional, it can cause any of the following problems:
- Blurred vision which comes and goes
- Pain in or behind the ears
- A tight sensation in the throat
The muscle itself is only rarely painful, so it is often overlooked as a cause of these problems. Nevertheless, appropriate evaluation and treatment can lead to elimination of symptoms in most cases.
Over 90% of our patient who suffer from these conditions report that they are gone when we discharge them from treatment. We diagnose and treat them in the manner discussed in the About Treatment section of this site.
To see more statements from patients who were treated for dizziness, please click here.