Dizziness when the head is placed in the neck

A patient about 35 years old has suffered from dizziness with certain movements of the neck for several years. These included twists of the neck and putting the head in the neck. She only noticed this when she was supposed to make such head movements during sports. In everyday life, she avoided such movements - there was no dizziness.

She had whiplash twice in the past, five and three years before the consultation with me in practice. Once a snow board went from the roof of the house on her head. After the two accidents, there were only short-term complaints.

In the investigation, a significant limitation of the rotation of the neck was noticeable, as if she had suffered a fresh whiplash. The neck and neck muscles were hypertonic, the fascia of the neck also had increased tone.

The treatment focused on the mobilization of the neck fascia, the detonization of the neck muscles and the expansion of the radius of movement of the head. At the beginning of the treatment, she hardly allowed head rotation. After approx. For 40 minutes, she can rotate her head to the normal extent on both sides. This happens quite frequently after treatments, but the extent of movement gained does not remain within the achieved range of movement until the next treatment. That's why I was curious to see what she had to say about the next treatment.

This second treatment took place one week after the initial consultation. My patient continued to have the full possibility of movement and no dizziness in the provocation movements.

Although years of gentle posture and avoidance behavior had significantly changed her cervical spine noticeably, her body was still ready to allow normal movement behavior again. It only took a careful learning of the movements that have not been used for a long time to "persuade" the body to give up its alert.