Children's Dizziness, Kids Vertigo, Dizzy, Meniere'sDo you suffer from dizziness and ringing in the ears that can ruin your day, week, or even month? If so you may have a condition known as Vertigo which affects 5-10% of the American public. It is also becoming much more of a common problem in children according to a new study.


The Impact of Vertigo in Children

It is reported that at least 5% of American children from the ages of 3-17 have some sort of dizziness or balance related problem, one out of every 20 children. These facts come as a result of a study performed on 11,000 children according to annual National Health Interview Survey.

A child may described a spinning sensation that is typical of vertigo but they may also experience dizziness and other ways such as light headedness, poor balance and coordination, fainting and frequent falls. It is important to be observant as 32% children went undiagnosed. The number rose to 59.6% in children who experience any major health conditions like neurological diseases, concussions, or metabolic conditions.1

This is extremely concerning to me as someone who specializes in helping people with dizziness and vertigo relief. If this problem is not addressed as a child it develops into more serious impairment as an adult. Often people find me as a last resort after many other relief options have failed and they want to achieve natural vertigo relief.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and vertigo download our complimentary e-book How to Naturally Relieve Vertigo without Drugs by clicking the image below.


How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Children with Vertigo

As an upper cervical chiropractor I pay special attention to the neck, especially the first bone in the spine known as the Atlas (C1). It is quite common that people who suffer from vertigo have a misaligned Atlas bone. When the atlas is not in its proper position it affects the ears which control balance through the brain and nervous system. Through a careful and detailed process I determine the exact position of the atlas and can correct through a period of care. Studies have shown that patients with vertigo have not only reduced their symptoms but have even had complete resolution.2

  1. References:
    Li CM, Hoffman HJ, Ward BK, Cohen HS, Rine RM. Epidemiology of Dizziness and Balance Problems in Children in the United States: A Population-Based Study. J Pediatr. 2016; doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.12.002.
  2. Burcon M. Cervical Specific Protocol and Results for 300 Meniere's Patients, 6th International Symposium on Meniere's Disease. Nov 2010.


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Kids, Children, ChiropracticMarch 2014:  Kids and Chiropractic Care

At Besso Clinic, we know the joy, laughter, and tremendous blessings that having a child brings.  We also know that it requires the highest level of responsibility to raise a capable, competent, compassionate little person and to set them up for their greatest success in life.

As your healthcare provider, we want to share with you how Chiropractic care can have a great impact on your children’s future health and well-being.

"But it's just a little fall...  Should I be concerned?"  We hear this all the time from parents in our office.  The fact is, the same falls and spills you had as a kid that are now contributing to your discomfort in adulthood are the same ones that can potentially haunt your child as they get older.

From birth to adult, the trauma our bodies go through can contribute to:

-vision problems                                                         -ear infections

-asthma/respiratory problems                            -repeated infections

-bed-wetting                                                                 -constipation

-sinus infections                                                         -allergies

-poor concentration                                                  -irritability

-poor posture                                                               -mobility issues

Does your child suffer from any of these conditions?  If so, now is the time to bring them in.



SUCCESS STORY:  Please read the following Success Story written by one of our patients who consulted with Dr. Besso about her son, Jackson.

“Jackson began NUCCA relief at Besso Clinic at age 2. He was suffering from labored breathing at night and episodes of sleep apnea. At birth he was diagnosed with torticollis (slight neck tilt) so we first sought the advice of a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. By 1 year old his condition was said to be corrected, though he continued to snore loudly and have very broken sleep patterns each night. My husband has asthma, so that was our next pursuit. We tried an inhaler for 2 months with no improvement. Next we tested for allergies-just cats of which we did not have one. We then ended up at an ENT who recommended a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, not the choice we wanted to make for our 2 year old. Fortunately, we were informed of The Besso Clinic and decided to come in for a consultation. It was made obvious to us after the first appointment that Jackson suffered from a misalignment- perhaps residual of the torticollis. After the first month we noticed significant improvement in Jackson’s breathing, energy, and overall disposition-he was definitely feeling better!

All the members of The Besso Clinic are extremely professional, and personable. Our experience has been superb!

 The best part of Upper Cervical care is that it is HIGHLY effective in relieving symptoms and so simple that a 2 year old will cooperate for the office visits. It’s the best and only solution to our concerns. My husband and I are very much advocates of the care given at The Besso Clinic and are hopeful chiropractic care will be the choice of many parents over medication or surgery for their children.” –Emily C.


chiro for kids

THE BOTTOM LINE:  What if your child is relatively healthy and does not suffer from a chronic condition?  Do they still need Chiropractic care?

Quite simply, the answer is yes!  Getting your little one started on the path to better health and wellness is essential for their current and future health!

Talk to someone at Besso Clinic today about bringing in your little one!  From toddler to teenager, we would be happy to help get them on a path toward health and wellness!


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Stow, Ohio 44224
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