I’ve had several patients with vertigo recently who didn’t mention their vertigo. However, they told me later that since they’ve been getting adjusted they don’t experience vertigo as much or at all anymore. So I thought it’s a good topic to blog about since most people are unaware that chiropractic care can help.
As much as 35 percent of adults over the age of 40 have experienced a vestibular disorder. And the biggest offender? Vertigo. Vertigo can greatly impact the daily life of those who’ve experienced it or currently are experiencing it. It can make a sufferer sick, tired, and unable to go through their day. How do you deal with it and wow can you get your life back?
What is Vertigo?
Those experiencing vertigo feel a sensation of being off-balance like they’re spinning or being pulled in one direction. It can cause nausea, headache, vomiting, sweating and a ringing in the ears or abnormal eye movement. Some people mention that vertigo simply goes away with time. The others suggest it is a reoccurring problem that reappears with little warning and makes everyday tasks difficult.
Why Does it Happen?
A common cause of vertigo is inner ear issues—often due to buildup or infection—which can compromise the body’s ability to find balance. In our experience, patients who suffer from vertigo often have a structural shift in the upper cervical region. The upper neck region affects blood supply, the pituitary gland, scalp, bones of the face, brain, nervous system, and unsurprisingly, the middle and inner ear.
This structural shift can interfere with sensory information to the cerebellum part of the brain, which coordinates voluntary movements like balance, posture, and coordination. It can also cause dizziness, the commonly seen symptom of vertigo. This structural shift could be the result of a number of things, from prior head/neck trauma to minor traumas such as improper posture or poor sleep positioning.
How Can You Get Help?
Our best recommendation is to get a full examination by a chiropractic physician. We offer a complimentary consultation at Revolution Chiropractic, where we can sit down with you and go through your health history and clarify what the issue is and how we could help. We use different Chiropractic adjusting techniques to correct any structural shifts in your entire spine to help restore your entire structure back to normal. These techniques range from gentle low force manual adjustments to VERY low force applications using handheld instruments.
Studies show that specific spinal adjustments can have many positive effects on vertigo symptoms. As a result, they can improve balance, reduction in dizziness, and for some, even complete remission.
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