Relief Finally - Chiropractor Part #3

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My lingering issues are not fully gone.  I still have that "swimming" in the head feeling daily.  Some days are better than others.

The Chiropractor I was seeing turned out to be a complete shyster so I'm now on the hunt for a new one.   I do think this will cure me, but I'm going to have to start from scratch with a new doctor

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    Hi Sarah - just when you thought you were nearly there !  I have that swimming feeling all the time.  Plus the dizziness but thats not constant now it comes and goes throughout the day depending upon what Im doing.  Seeing my neurologist next week cant wait to tell him about my SCM theory.  Hope you find another dr and get on the road to recovery again.  Best wishes Paula
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      Thank you!!  I already have an appt with a new Chiro tomorrow.  I should've gone to this one the first time around!   hopefully he can help me, without asking for thousands of dollars upfront. 
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    Hi, what is your SCM theory?  I have had this for over a year now.  Two recurrences, both after a virus, and both when I thought I had recovered from the virus.  Am taking vitamin B complex now, someone recommended it, will try anything.  The 'swimming' feeling is always there, some days more pronounced than others.  I do see a chiropractor but have been seeing her for a long time due to neck and shoulder issues completely unrelated to vestibular neuritis. 
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    See message from Paula!  i have no idea with this SCM theory is. 
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      The sternocleidomastoid, or SCM, muscle originates on the breastbone and attaches to the collarbone and the temporal bone on the back of the skull. You have one SCM on each side of your neck. These muscles tilt and rotate your head to the right and left. Sudden movements, such as whiplash, can cause SCM injury.

      SCM strain may cause headaches, especially at the muscle's attachment point at the base of your skull. Other symptoms may include face or head pain, ringing in your ears, dizziness and blurred vision.

      Sternocleidomastoid muscle pain pattern - SCM muscle pain can affect many areas in the head, face and neck. Along with pain and stiffness, dizziness can be a symptom of SCM dysfunction.

      Sternal Division – This is the muscle head that connects to the sternum or breast bone.

      Pain maybe felt in these areas:

      Cheek and jaw

      Sinuses

      Back of head at the bottom of the skull

      Around one eye

      Top of head

      May also be associated with these symptoms:

      Tearing of eye

      Visual disturbances when viewing parallel lines

      Chronic “sore throat” when swallowing,

      Chronic dry cough.

      Clavicular Division – This is the muscle head that connects to the clavicles or collarbones.

      Symptoms may be felt in these areas:

      Pain across the forehead

      Frontal sinus-like headache

      Ear ache

      Nausea

      Dizziness

      Car-sickness

      Faulty weight perception of held objects

      Hearing loss in one ear

      It is an interesting muscle and can create many issues.  Injury results a lot of times from whiplash.

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      Oh wow!  I do have some of those symptoms too....   No doctor has mentioned this as a possible cause for my lingering issues.  I wonder if a PT massage would work better??
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