Sometimes it feels as though everything around you is spinning. Not in a metaphorical sense – sure, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the pressures that come with family obligations, career deadlines, and other daunting endeavors. Such stress is capable of affecting your well-being. The spinning that we are referring to, however, is happening in your head. You are not hungover, nor are you sick. In fact, this feeling shouldn’t be hitting you at all, and yet you experience it. The spinning feeling is called “vertigo.”
Such experiences happen to many people, and much more frequently than you think. It instills a sense of fear in many people. When it happens, these individuals worry that the feeling won’t ever end. The condition is hardly imaginary – rather, it is as real as it gets.
The medical condition known as vertigo causes people to feel dizzy. They lose their balance and feel like things around them are spinning and moving. In quite a literal sense, nothing is moving. “Spinning” is the word used to often explain this feeling. It can be likened to the way you feel right after getting off an amusement park ride – specifically the moment before your body and mind become reacquainted with standing still. It can also be likened to the feeling experienced after stepping on land after getting off a boat. You might continue to feel the sensation of water flow even after your feet are on concrete.
Vertigo is usually associated with difficulty walking, sweating, vomiting, and nauseous feelings. Sometimes it is quite overwhelming, to the point where performing your daily activities seems impossible. The symptoms above can make anyone feel weak.
Causes of Vertigo
There are several causes of vertigo, some of which are associated with severe medical conditions. However, vertigo is usually stimulated by milder conditions, and usually revolve around your inner ear. This area is the vestibular system. It regulates your body’s spatial orientation and balance.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is an inner ear issue. It comes about when small objects move inside the inner ear as you change positions. This movement can result in vomiting, spinning feelings, and more.
Vertigo is typically accompanied by hearing loss and ear-ringing, better known as Meniere’s disease. You may feel as though you have an ear canal that is either filled with fluid or blocked. This may come about because of an external environment or genetic factors, though such causes are yet to be proven.
Another main cause is the ear infection condition known as labyrinthitis. This condition involves inner ear inflammation. One of this condition’s symptoms is vertigo.
Chiropractic Care and Vertigo
Is chiropractic care capable of helping people who suffer from vertigo? Yes, to put it succinctly. Several techniques can help the body heal and let patients regain their balance.
Chiropractic adjustments are the main tool involved with healing. A chiropractic adjustment lets the nervous system function at full capacity. The body’s nervous system regulates all information transmitted to the brain and vice versa. The body’s nervous system is covered by the spine. When it is adjusted, communication between both the body and brain is improved; this includes the lymph, ear, and immune system. When ear infections cause vertigo, chiropractic care will be especially useful. It will help patients heal faster.
Another tool that can relieve vertigo is known as the Epley maneuver. This repositioning technique is quick and simple, and a chiropractic clinic is where it must be performed. The procedure enables the ear (along with components associated with it) to come back to its intended state.
Tools like this (Epley maneuver and chiropractic adjustments) are not invasive, nor they involve surgery. They both help the body recover by itself.
If you suffer from vertigo, or you know somebody who does, and recovery is desired, we can help. Chiropractic care can help those suffering from vertigo feel and behave like they used to. Call our office to schedule an appointment at 561-445-2648 or Book Now