Chiropractic Care For Dizziness and Vertigo
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Everyone has been dizzy.

Whether it's because we stood up too fast, we looked at an optical illusion for too long, or our kids begged us to spin them in a circle. 

The feeling of unsteadiness can be troubling, but these feelings are usually temporary and minuscule compared to the feelings of vertigo.

Vertigo is intense dizziness combined with a feeling of movement or a spinning sensation, even if you are standing perfectly still. 

Vertigo can be absolutely debilitating in everyday life because it can make you feel sick, make it difficult to walk, and impair your vision and hearing.

Vertigo can begin in a few different ways, most of them dealing with the way your inner ear and brain communicate. 

Because of the neurological connection, chiropractic care may be the ideal course of treatment to cure your dizziness. Vertigo is a pretty common condition that plagues many but there are effective treatment options out there.

In the article below, we will talk about dizziness and vertigo and how chiropractic treatment can help.

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Causes and Symptoms of Vertigo

Three main conditions usually cause vertigo and they all have to do with ear conditions.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, known as BPPV, occurs when calcium carbonate crystals have cluttered the inner ear canal over time. 

The cause of this condition is unknown, but the majority of cases have occurred in older individuals. 

Vestibular neuritis is another vertigo-related medical condition caused by ear infections. 

In this condition, the nerves in the inner ear become inflamed, giving rise to vertigo. 

Finally, Meniere's disease can also precipitate vertigo. 

Meniere's disease produces fluid buildup and pressure in the inner ear that can lead to vertigo or long-term hearing loss.

It is pretty easy to determine if you are suffering from vertigo by looking for the telltale signs: dizziness accompanied by a spinning sensation. 

Vertigo may also cause several other common symptoms, such as:

  • Headache
  • Tinnitus
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Swaying
  • Loss of balance
Vertigo symptoms are common in patients who have endured trauma to the neck or head.

This is often due to a disturbance in the nervous system pathways that exit the spinal column.

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How chiropractic Care Helps Vertigo

Chiropractic Care For Vertigo

Chiropractic care offers different treatments for dizziness and may be able to ease or cure common types of vertigo by utilizing different treatment plans like exercises, massage therapy, manual therapy or manipulations.

Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations can help alleviate a specific type of vertigo called cervical vertigo that's caused by improperly-moving joints in the cervical spine following a neck injury.

The injury doesn't only result in neck pain, but it also relays incorrect information about movement and body position being sent to the brain. 

This misinformation may cause you to feel dizzy and lead to vertigo. 

Spinal manipulations may be able to realign the joints and vertebrae in the cervical spine, correcting the nerve pathways and allowing for more transparent communications.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), as we mentioned earlier, is due to the movement of crystals around the inner-ear. 

The calcium crystals are from your otolith organs and make you sensitive to gravity. 

They can shift out of the organ and into other parts of the vestibular labyrinth, altering your center of balance and give you episodes of vertigo.

To help correct BPPV, your chiropractor may use a chiropractic technique called the Epley maneuver. This primary technique maneuvers your head position to reposition the crystals inside the inner ear and is considered to be a holistic approach.

Your chiropractor can also teach you a few specific exercises you can do at home that may be able to benefit the vestibular system and how it interacts with your brain.

Nobody should have to endure the constant feelings of dizziness and other adverse effects that accompany vertigo. 

With the help of a chiropractor's evidence-based practice approach, you may be able to return to your normal everyday activities without worrying about vertigo anymore.

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Chiropractic Care Has Worked for Others

Several case studies have been done to make inferences about treatment efficacy of seeking chiropractic treatment for the relief from vertigo.  

In one such study, a middle-aged woman complained of upper arm issues that had been previously diagnosed neurological problems, neck stiffness, and vertigo. 

After receiving two and a half months of regular chiropractic adjustments, all of the issues were all resolved and she was able to return to her day-to-day activities without pain.  

Another study followed a twelve-year-old boy that had vertigo that caused him to miss half of his seven years of school so far. 

He received regular adjustments to the C2 and C6 vertebrae regularly over the course of a year. 

He began by receiving chiropractic care three times per week, and his visits were gradually reduced to one visit per month. 

After the first few weeks of treatment, the boy reported reduced feelings of dizziness and headaches. 

At the end of the 12 months, he reported no symptoms whatsoever, and his attendance at school had vastly improved from 223 half days absent to 56 half days absent.

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Ask your chiropractor about vertigo

Contact A Chiropractor Today

If you suffer from vertigo, don't feel like you have to live a poor quality of life because of it. 

Car Wreck Doctor has helped countless patients realign their spine and eliminate a source of chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other health conditions.

They can also help you with your vertigo.

Contact Car Wreck Doctor today to schedule a baseline visit to learn more about the potential effects of chiropractic treatment for vertigo, begin to find lasting relief and regain a sense of balance, in more ways than one.