What is vertigo? It is the feeling that the room is spinning around you. However, in reality, the room is not moving, and you may not be either. Let’s compare this condition with a similar and often confused condition, disequilibrium.
What is disequilibrium? This condition feels more like the floor is coming up to meet you or dropping away from beneath you. In other words, you feel like you are either falling or floating. At other times, the floor may simply seem to tilt.
Again, in contrast, vertigo is a sensation of spinning. While either condition can result in falls, it is important to be able to identify which condition you are dealing with in order to receive proper treatment. For today, we are going to discuss treatment.
There are many different conditions that can result in vertigo. For example:
- Acute vestibular neuritis
- Meniere’s disease
- Vestibular migraine
- Acoustic neuroma
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Treating Vertigo Naturally
Conventional treatments generally involve a trip to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. If the cause of your vertigo is treatable, you may receive a prescription. However, “treatable” usually just means that there is a drug to deal with the symptoms and reduce discomfort. Underlying causes are rarely cured.
However, if the cause of your vertigo is cervicogenic, there is a very real and natural treatment option that can provide fast and effective relief. Cervicogenic vertigo is generally caused by trauma to the head or neck, usually in a car accident or from a fall or sports injury. Such an injury causes a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. Episodes of dizziness are the outward result.
At Schrier Family Chiropractic, we use the NUCCA technique to diagnose and treat upper cervical misalignments. Misalignments can interrupt the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood to the brain. This can result in dizziness and many other chronic health problems. Realigning the vertebrae with a gentle and effective adjustment allows healing to begin. Feel free to schedule an evaluation to see if NUCCA can help you.