Losing My Head

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After tossing and turning all night, in addition to stress eating, I woke fatigued. The headache and nausea that’ve been around for about a week were present, but the dizziness and motion sickness had subsided. As I moved around, my head started spinning.

When my husband asked how I was doing and I indicated things hadn’t changed much, he recommended I see my chiropractor, suggesting that receiving care more often might help. Usually I don’t go to the chiropractor until I’m in terrible pain.

Fortunately, my doc keeps a very flexible schedule and I got in this afternoon. He said new symptoms might mean something different is out of alignment, rather than my usual presentation.

Following evaluation and torque release techniques, he explained that my skull had shifted to the right on my spine, resulting in dizziness and nausea with movement. I’ve never had this issue, as far as I know, but spasms of my jaw and neck muscles regularly cause problems with my temples, teeth/jaws, ears, neck and shoulders.

Symptoms have subsided and I enjoyed a nap. Taking it easy, which goes well with staying home.

Published by Sara

I'm middle-aged, mother of two adult sons, and a wife. I've been a teacher, counselor, medical transcriptionist, student teacher supervisor, substitute teacher and now I work in retail. File that under life takes many twists and turns one cannot predict!

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