A visual disturbance is a broad medical term relating to anything that affects vision. In some cases it may be a specific disorder such as diplopia, exopthalmos, or pink eye. In other cases it may be one symptom in more complex disorders like Ménière’s Disease, Vertigo, and Migraine headaches.
These types of conditions can be challenging to effectively treat and may require visits from your family doctor then to a ophthalmologist or even a neurologist as well. These conditions are especially difficult when they are compounded many other health problems.
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One Doctor of Optometry (OD) is noticing a trend in patients with visual disturbances. In one patient who was a 12 year old girl who had routinely received visual check ups and suddenly developed a case of poor vision. She had reported a subtle neck injury sustained during basketball practice. The OD sent her for a Chiropractic examination. The Chiropractor reported a misalignment in the upper neck bones and was given a specific adjustment. Upon returning to the OD 10 minutes later her vision had returned to normal.
These sorts of cases are typical for Migraine, Vertigo and Ménière’s Disease expert, Dr Geoff Besso in Stow, Ohio. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Dr Besso specializes in the Atlas bone (C1 vertebra) and how it relates to the nervous system that controls the entire body. When the Atlas bone is misaligned it can affect the brainstem which passes through the bone. The nerves that control the function of the eyes exit the brainstem at the area of the Atlas bone below the skull.
A small sample of 30 cases assessed and adjusted, typically return to the OD with no symptoms of visual disturbances.1
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