Treating Vertigo With Chiropractic Care

Treating Vertigo With Chiropractic CareCan Chiropractic Treat Vertigo?

As children, nothing was more fun than spinning round and round until you were too dizzy to walk straight. Falling to the ground laughing at how much fun the feeling was. Unfortunately, as an adult, that feeling isn’t so amusing.

Numerous people experience issues with balance on a daily or weekly basis. It can include dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, and trouble walking in a straight line. It can be a major problem to manage and also lead to problems at work, driving, and much more.

Vertigo refers to a sense of spinning dizziness. It is a symptom of a range of conditions. It can happen when there is a problem with the inner ear, brain, or sensory nerve pathway.

What Is Vertigo

  • Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance. If you have these dizzy spells, you might feel like you are spinning or that the world around you is spinning.
  • Meniere’s disease is characterized by vertigo, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and a feeling as though your ear canal is blocked or full of fluid. The exact cause is unknown though it’s thought to have both genetic and environmental factors.
  • One of the most common causes of inner ear problems (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) occurs when small components, crystals, for lack of a better word, are moving around in the ear as you change position. With that movement, you experience the swaying feeling, nausea, etc.
  • Last among the three most common causes of vertigo is Labyrinthitis, which is a fancy name for an ear infection. There’s inflammation of the inner ear and the vertigo is a symptom of the infection.

Common Symptoms Of Vertigo 

  • Balance problems and lightheadedness.
  • A sense of motion sickness.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Tinnitus.
  • A feeling of fullness in the ear.
  • A headache.

2 Ways Chiropractic Can Help Treat Vertigo

  1. The primary way is a chiropractic adjustment, which allows your nervous system, which is the body’s master control system, to function at its most efficient level. By adjusting the spine and facilitating better communication between the brain and the rest of your body, including the ear, lymph and immune system (particularly important if the vertigo is due to an infection), you are positioned for faster healing and with greater ease.
  2. If your problem is inner-ear related, The Epley maneuver (a repositioning technique) may be utilized. It’s simple, easy and performed in the chiropractic office. This maneuver involves several positions that you can move your head to in order to get the crystal back into place. It’s done to facilitate the recalibration of the inner ear and its components.

The Takeaway

Vertigo is a blanket term that describes the feeling that objects are moving around a person.

Vertigo is one of the most common conditions affecting people today. Vertigo is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sweating and/or difficulties walking. Quite frankly, it’s can be extremely difficult to perform daily tasks and the symptoms can be debilitating.

Chiropractic adjustments and the Epley Maneuver are non-invasive but truly support the body’s ability to heal on its own.

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