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Vertigo – Getting to the Bottom of Why It Happens

Vertigo is defined as the feeling that a person or the things around a person are spinning or swaying. It can be accompanied by nausea, sweating, and difficulty walking. The cause may be a dysfunction of the vestibular system that has to do with the inner ear. The vestibular system is responsible for balance and spatial orientation.

Causes of Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: The sudden sensation that a person is spinning or that the inside of his head is spinning. It usually comes on with the change of head position.

Labyrinthitis or Vestibular Neuronitis: These are similar problems and are treated the same way. It has to do with swelling or irritation of the inner ear. Because of this, the wrong signals are sent to the brain so that it thinks the body is moving when it actually isn’t. Symptoms are tinnitus, hearing loss, and loss of balance. It can be brought on by colds, viruses, and respiratory infections.

Meniere’s Disease: This is characterized by a ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness in the ears. It most commonly affects people in their 40’s or 50’s, although anyone can get it at any age.

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Is There Anything to Help a Person Cope with Vertigo?

Upper cervical chiropractors have seen great success in treating patients suffering from vertigo. Often, vertigo is brought on by a misalignment in the upper neck area. This could have occurred due to a fall, an accident, or a sports injury—even if it happened a long time ago. We specialize in finding these misalignments using the latest technology. We will then work with our patients to find the treatment plan that provides maximum benefit.

Research indicates that many vertigo patients have seen symptoms improved by treatment from an upper cervical chiropractor. Our own patients can attest to the fact that they have also received an improvement in their condition. Some have even had their vertigo go away completely.

References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vertigo/basics/definition/con-20028216
http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/labyrinthitis-topic-overview
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001054.htm
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menieres-disease/basics/definition/con-20028251
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertigo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestibular_system
http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/Sixty_Patients_With_Chronic_Vertigo.shtml