Vertigo can be so disabling that the person experiencing it may be unable to perform simple daily tasks. He may need to lie down until the episode passes. It can be difficult to describe this spinning sensation unless one experiences it personally. It is more intense that just feeling dizzy or lightheaded and involves a false sense of movement.
Some conditions that have vertigo as the main symptom include:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) – Vertigo occurs due to head position or sudden movements.
- Labyrinthitis – Vertigo can be caused by inflammation in the inner ear caused by infection.
- Meniere’s disease – A rare vestibular condition that also causes tinnitus and partial hearing loss.
The body processes information in the brain from the signals being sent by the eyes, ears, and joints. This helps the brain interpret where the body is located in its environment. If one of these signals is distorted, vertigo may occur.
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How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps with Vertigo
The responsibility of the spine is to protect the delicate spinal cord so that proper signals can reach the brain from the body. If the top bone of the neck (the atlas) is misaligned can negatively affect the function of the brainstem. This hinders proper signals from being sent to and from the brain.
At Providence Chiropractic, we specialize in finding these misalignments and working to correct them. By using a gentle technique called NUCCA, the bones can be moved back into place without the popping or twisting associated with general chiropractic.
In a study involving 60 vertigo patients, 48 saw complete remission of their vertigo symptoms after receiving upper cervical adjustments. The remaining participants reported a significant decrease in severity and frequency of symptoms. We strive to provide our patients with similar benefits.