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Posted on 04-21-2014

Dizziness is a common symptom in patients who have suffered whiplash. On the contrary, little is known about dizziness in neck patients who have not suffered whiplash. The University of Zurich and Orthopedic University Hospital Balgrist, 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland conducted a study to compare clinical outcomes of neck pain patients with and without dizziness undergoing chiropractic treatment in males and females.

Patients completed the numerical pain rating scale and Bournemouth questionnaire. At 1, 3 and 6 months after the start of treatment the NRS and BNQ were completed with the Patient Global Impression of Change Scale. Demographic information was also collected.

Results showed that females accounted for 75% of patients with dizziness. Clinically relevant improvement was reported by 80% of patients with dizziness and 78% of patients without dizziness at 6 months. Females with dizziness reported higher levels of depression compared to males at 1,3 and 6 months.

This study concludes that Neck patients with dizziness reported significantly higher pain and disability at baseline compared to patients without dizziness. Both groups reported clinically relevant improvements after chiropractic treatment and six months after the start of treatment there were no differences in any outcome measures between the two groups. If you suffer from dizziness talk to a qualified doctor of chiropractic about treatment through chiropractic adjustments.

For more information on this study, visit: http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/Comparison_of_Outcomes_in_Neck_Pain_Patients.shtml

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