How can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Help Vertigo?

Have you been diagnosed with vertigo? Do you suspect you have vertigo?

Defined by the Mayo Clinic, vertigo is the experience of a sudden sensation that you’re spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning.¹ Accompanied by this sensation are symptoms.

Vertigo Symptoms:

  • A loss of balance
  • Extreme dizziness
  • Inner ear pain or pressure
  • Vision issues
  • Hearing issues.

Attacks of vertigo can be triggered by a sudden rapid movement of the head or neck or may have no trigger whatsoever. Attacks can last from minutes to hours.

Vertigo is No More Common in Men or Women:

However, people aged 50 and older may have an increased risk of vertigo due to changes within the inner ear fluid. As we age, the fluid within our inner ears which help us maintain balance can crystallize. If these crystals become dislodged, during a change in head position, or even from simply rising from bed, an episode of vertigo may be triggered.

Symptoms experienced during a vertigo attack can be extremely debilitating as the individual currently experiencing an episode often is not able to function normally throughout their day due to extreme dizziness, nausea, and balance issues. This includes driving, reading, writing, working, or even getting out of bed. Those with vertigo are typically frustrated as not only are they unable to normally function during an episode, there are little to no long term treatment options for vertigo.


How The Specific Can Help:

However, the Specific Chiropractic Centers offers hope for those suffering from vertigo! In our offices, we work with the unique relationship between the nervous system and the top two vertebrae of the spine, in the upper neck region (upper cervical). What we have found is that if there is a misalignment or displacement of those top two vertebrae, from their normal anatomical position, it can affect the nervous system’s function, especially the portions of the nervous system that control the inner ear and the body’s balance and positioning. If these areas are affected by dysfunction within the nervous system, vertigo or symptoms associated with vertigo may be triggered.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic care has been a research-proven method to offer those with vertigo long term results and relief². We have had excellent success with many individuals suffering from vertigo get their lives back and stop their worlds from spinning. If you suspect you have vertigo, please call our office at 916.755.4128 for a vertigo consultation.

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