Heart Rhythm Community
Vagal Bradycardia
About This Community:

A community of people experiencing Heart Rhythm concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, management, and treatment.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Vagal Bradycardia

I went to a NUCCA doctor (chiropractor) who adjusted my C1 (atlas) in my neck.  Since then, I have been super dizzy, unable to function, and sleeping all the time.  I went to the ER after trying to workout and became extremely dizzy and unable to walk straight.  The NUCCA doctor has never had a patient with these symptoms.  While at the ER, they did a CT scan (normal) and an EKG (not normal).  My heart rate was 46-48.  They said that I should follow up with my doctor...which whom I will see in a few days.  I am an athlete and wear a HR monitor when I workout.  My normal resting heart rate is 58-62.  I tried running and my low HR was 30, averaged 68, and high was 90 for a 45 min. run!  Afterwards, I was extremely off balance and slept for 4 hours.  I really thought my heart monitor was broken....but maybe it's not.  Anyway, I am wondering is it possible that the neck/spine manipulation caused my Vagus Nerves to be stimulated?????  If so, how do I have this corrected?  I cannot stand the condition that I am in!
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
Hi Karen,
20 years ago I saw a chiropractor for routine adjustment and had similar issue after - the super dizzy, unable to function, etc.  I went back to the same chiropractor, and he was able to fix it in a few minutes.  I was afraid to go back, and which that I hadn't waited 2 days to call him. I wish you luck.
Blank
Avatar f tn
If you google something like "dizziness after chiropractic adjustment," you will get a number of hits referring to this.  It is a known thing.  In most cases, it does not seem to cause permanent ill effects, but sometimes it can, and people really should know about this possibility.  You can read about the serious stuff here:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2564146/

Frankly, I'd suggest you keep your appointment with your regular doc, and under the circumstances, avoid going back to the chiro until your own doctor gives you an OK.

In the meantime, if your symptoms become worse, by all means go back to the ER.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132 tn?1318747197
Blank
MichelleP_3811
Chicago, IL
612551 tn?1450025775
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271 tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
12492606 tn?1459877633
Blank
researcher09
CA
1423357 tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
Avatar f tn
Blank
CFS56
Recent Activity
1415174 tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9 commented on Londres70's status
Apr 30
Avatar f tn
Blank
DottiB63 Single Comment
Apr 28
17568 tn?1424977159
Blank
Cindy Is DISAPPOINTED!! Where a... Comment
Apr 28
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132 tn?1318747197
Blank
MichelleP_3811
Chicago, IL
612551 tn?1450025775
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271 tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
12492606 tn?1459877633
Blank
researcher09
CA
1423357 tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
Avatar f tn
Blank
CFS56