Vertigo: Causes, Symptoms and Chiropractic Treatment
The room starts spinning. Your balance becomes unsteady. You feel dizzy. And no matter what you do, it just won’t stop. Thousands of people deal with vertigo on a daily basis. For some, this a condition that comes on without warning and can last anywhere from a few seconds to hours or even days!
It’s estimated that up to 40% of people with chronic migraines suffer from benign positional vertigo. It’s a condition that interrupts everyday activities and is a source of frustration. While some people experience vertigo lightly, symptoms of vertigo can become excruciating. Those symptoms include severe dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, ringing in the ears, and more.
The inner ear is responsible for helping maintain our sense of balance. Inside the skull, our inner ear has three hollow rings filled with fluid and tiny sand-like stones (otoliths). As our head changes position, the fluid and stones move.
The hollow rings sense this movement, and relays that information on to the brain (when you’re on a plane, have you ever noticed that you can sense whether you’re ascending, descending or turning? Even though you can’t see the horizon you can tell approximately what position the plane is in due to these structures of the inner ear).
For people with this condition, something has compromised the inner ear system. The otoliths may clump together or get caught in one spot. Inflammation of the inner ear could cause excessive fluid build up and puts pressure throughout the rings. Or sometimes there can be interference of the nerves that carry messages from the inner ear to the brain.
Whatever the cause, vertigo can be debilitating. So… can chiropractic treatment help vertigo!?
Thankfully, yes! Many vertigo sufferers have undergone chiropractic treatment and have seen amazing results. Using the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic protocol, a Blair Chiropractor will carefully analyze your spine and create a treatment plan unique to your body. In this way, the chiropractic treatment for vertigo involves a precise adjustment to realign fixated and malpositioned segments of your neck.
Chiropractic adjustments can impact and alter the whole body; chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive method of effecting your nervous system. It’s the nervous system that sends messages to and from the brain. Having misalignments corrected results in increased communication for the entire body. For some, bouts of vertigo after chiropractic treatment immediately cease. For others, it may take a few weeks for the body to adapt and resettle in its proper alignment.
Benign positional vertigo chiropractic treatment is a great first step for anyone who’d like to try to overcome their vertigo naturally. Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic offers a safe, gentle, precise method of adjusting your neck. Not only does this help the nervous system communicate better, but it also helps to relax tight neck muscles that may be adding additional stress. Reach out to a Blair Chiropractor near you and take a big step toward optimal health!