Do you feel that the world is spinning around you at moments? Have you felt the need to grab hold of something to regain your sense of balance? If you experienced any of these symptoms, you are suffering from vertigo. This condition is more common than you think. And, with a few exceptions, you can go to a chiropractor to help with vertigo.
What Are the Causes of Vertigo?
Vertigo can be caused by serious conditions, such as a brain tumor. However, in most of cases, it is caused by problems with your inner ear. As you may know, the ear is more than the shell attached to your head. It goes inside your skull and it contains very delicate bones that help you maintain a sense of balance.
Practically, the normal position and functioning of these tiny parts inside your ear give you the sense of up, down, left, right, forward, and backward. In some cases, the tiny parts are out of alignment, and whenever you move, they also move. This gives you the sensation of the world spinning in circles and nausea. In many cases, vertigo is a result of Meniere’s disease. This condition causes your ear canal to be blocked or filled with fluid.
Finally, vertigo can be caused by an ear infection. The infection causes inflammation in the inner ear and vertigo is the primary symptom of this problem. The good news is that you can enlist a chiropractor to help with vertigo and its underlying condition.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Vertigo?
In our clinic, we use two special chiropractic techniques to help patients with vertigo. These techniques have the role of restoring the inner ear to its normal condition and allowing the organs responsible for the balance to function properly.
This is all that vertigo is about – an improper functioning of the inner ear. And, in most cases, chiropractic manipulations are the simplest and most effective solution to this condition. Now, let us discuss the method used by a chiropractor to help with vertigo:
1. Chiropractic Adjustment
You may have already read about this technique before. It represents a set of manual manipulations that aim to resolve misalignments in the spine, which contains the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the superhighway that brain messages use to reach various parts of the body and maintain them in proper working conditions. If your vertigo is caused by an ear infection, the chiropractic adjustment is extremely helpful.
By restoring the functioning of the nervous system, your body will heal faster. Thus, once you are cured, your vertigo will disappear. Our chiropractors can easily diagnose the infection or any other condition that causes your lack of balance.
2. The Epley Maneuver
The Epley maneuver is a simple and quick procedure, which restores the normal position of the organs in the inner ear. It is extremely helpful if vertigo is caused by fluid blocking the ear canal or the misalignment of the tiny parts that give you the sense of space.
How Safe Is Going to the Chiropractor to Help with Vertigo?
When you hear words such as adjustment or manipulation, you may be tempted to think of forceful actions. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our chiropractors are extremely well trained into applying effective maneuvers in a safe and pain-free manner. We encourage our patients to share their worries and fears during the initial appointments, including a low tolerance to pain. The chiropractor will adjust their technique to ensure that each patient feels safe and comfortable during the procedures.
Upper Cervical and Vertigo
The cervical spine is responsible for keeping your head and body aligned in a straight line. When it's misaligned, you may experience symptoms like dizziness or vertigo because these segments of the spine are able to affect other parts that receive their nerve supply from them--such as eyesight with optic nerves running through here!
If you suffer from balance problems, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our clinic for an initial evaluation. Our chiropractors can help with vertigo in an effective, safe and non-invasive manner!