Vertigo is one of the many inexplicable health conditions that plague humanity. In only half of cases is the cause of person’s vertigo ever determined, and each time the cause ends up being a head injury.
2006 was the year in which a comprehensive study was performed on vertigo. In that study, it was revealed that 56 out of 60 participants recalled an injury that could have caused the condition.1 Injuries included:
- Car accident
- Skiing accident
- Horseback riding injury
- Bicycling accident
- Tripping on the sidewalk
- And other head injuries
The connection between injuries and vertigo is obvious. But why does physical trauma result in vertigo? In is believed that the connection has to do with the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These vertebrae play a vital role in protecting the brainstem. Unfortunately, even seemingly minor head injuries can throw these vertebrae out of alignment.
Is this what is causing your vertigo? The only way to find out is to get examined by a specialist.
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Vertigo Treatment in the Delray Beach Area
Dr. Elan Schrier is an upper cervical chiropractor in Delray Beach, Florida. As such, Dr. Schrier specializes in the diagnosis and correction of C1 and C2 subluxation (misalignment). Using diagnostic imaging and other available tools, Dr. Schrier can determine if your upper cervical vertebrae are out of alignment.
The good news is that a subluxation is reversible. Through gentle adjustments, you can receive natural relief of symptoms related to this misalignment. Removing the interference caused by the subluxation allows the brainstem to recuperate. The results may be a lessening of vertigo and other related symptoms as well as the possibility of complete resolution of the condition.
Such was the case for one of the patients in the study mentioned above. One participant in the study had been suffering from vertigo for 37 years but became completely symptom-free after just one month of treatment.
- Elster E, Sixty patients with chronic vertigo undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxation: A retrospective analysis. J Vert Sublux Res 2006; Nov:1-9.