Vertigo is described as the sensation that you or the things around you are spinning. If you have ever moved your head too fast and all of a sudden felt dizzy and nauseated, you have experienced vertigo.
Symptoms that Accompany Vertigo
This condition occurs when the inner ear is hindered from sending the proper signals to the brain about where the body is located in its environment. Symptoms range from mild to severe and often include nausea, vomiting, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
Keeping Vertigo Under Control
Vertigo presents a challenge to family physicians and other doctors as well as patients. Because the exact cause of the problem remains unknown, finding what can help is difficult. A theory that has most doctors agreeing is that a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck due to some type of head or neck trauma is to blame. However, symptoms of vertigo may not appear for weeks or months after the initial injury.
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Vertigo is very common as it affects up to 10% of the population. Over age 40, the number affected rises to 40%. Researchers and doctors are still learning about vertigo and now see it may simply be a symptom of a more serious health condition, such as multiple sclerosis. This is vital information when it comes to understanding vertigo, as balance is controlled by the nervous system and the brain. Therefore, if something is causing these to malfunction, vertigo may be one of the first warning signs.
Properly Caring for Vertigo
Here at Balanced Living Chiropractic, we examine our patients to find out if they have a misalignment in the atlas bone, or the C1 vertebra, as it is often the reason for vertigo to occur. A misalignment here places undue pressure on the brainstem, causing the brain to receive improper signals about where the body is located in its environment. Once located, we employ a gentle method that helps the bones to realign more naturally. This relieves pressure on the brainstem and restores communication within the body, often alleviating the symptoms of vertigo in as little as one adjustment.
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