Vertigo can leave a person feeling helpless and even hopeless. He may be unable to perform normal daily tasks. Chicago Blackhawks Bryan Bickell deals with vertigo. He was a vital team player who helped the Blackhawks get to the Stanley Cup. He is described as tenacious, tallying 14 goals and the same number of assists in the season leading up to the finals. He had 6 assists in the playoffs and was Blackhawk of the year. However, just before game 7 of the semifinals, he was struck with an episode of vertigo.
What Is Vertigo?
Vertigo has to do with the improper function of the inner ear. The vestibulocochlear nerve relays messages to the brain as to where the body is in its environment. The amount of fluid in the inner ear plays a vital role as well. One condition that causes vertigo is Meniere’s disease. Over 600,000 people have Meniere’s disease in the USA. Along with vertigo, the symptoms include nausea, balance problems, and ringing in the affected ear, possibly leading to hearing loss. There has been research performed recently that links vertigo to trauma.
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What Can Be Done?
More and more people are looking for a natural treatment for Meniere’s disease and vertigo. Methods that are used by the medical profession are very limited and have little success. However, upper cervical chiropractors have seen positive results in using a natural, non-invasive technique to treat vertigo.
We focus our attention on the atlas bone, also known as the C1 vertebra. There have been case studies that have revealed that if the atlas bone is misaligned, it can have a negative effect on the vestibulocochlear nerve and how it functions. A study took place involving 139 people who were suffering from Meniere’s disease. After receiving care from an upper cervical chiropractor, their rate of being disabled from the symptoms of Meniere’s went from 8.5 out of 10 to 1.4 out of 10. Another interesting fact noted was that all of them had suffered some sort of head trauma at one time or another.