There’s nothing worse than a sudden onset of dizziness, nausea, and your center of balance shifted. These are common indicators that you may be experiencing episodes of vertigo.
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Can chiropractors fix vertigo?
How can you get relief from vertigo? Chiropractic care and working with your doctor to get to the root of the problem can effectively relieve the feelings of vertigo. Let’s talk more about how our team at Adio Chiropractic Care can help!
What is Vertigo, and What Causes it?
Vertigo is a medical term that describes a feeling of spinning or whirling motion, especially when one looks down while standing still. This can happen because something is wrong with the inner ear or brain. There are many different causes of vertigo, including:
- A change in blood pressure
- A problem with the vestibular system in the inner ear
- An abnormality of the balance center in the brain
- A head injury
- A disease called Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
The most common symptom of vertigo is dizziness. Other symptoms include nausea and vomiting. In some cases, people experience tingling sensations in their arms or legs. Some people feel pain in their ears. They might even lose consciousness. If someone has vertigo, it is important to see a doctor immediately.
Types of Vertigo
There are two main types of vertigo. Both types can cause similar symptoms of the feeling of dizziness.
- Peripheral vertigo -This type of vertigo stems from issues with the inner ear.
- Central vertigo – Central vertigo is caused by issues in the brain, including infection, tumors, brain injury, or stroke.
Can a Chiropractor Stop Vertigo?
Chiropractic care can help relieve symptoms of vertigo by providing spinal adjustments to the body and correcting misalignments. When the body is misaligned, your joints and bones could be putting pressure on your nervous system, causing an array of issues, including upper neck pain, back pain, headaches, and sinus problems. Chiropractic manipulation can relieve your systems, but if there are more serious issues going on may not completely stop them from occurring.
What Can a Chiropractor Do for Vertigo?
Chiropractic care can be effective for relieving vertigo with the use of spinal manipulation in the back, neck, or head to restore proper alignment and function of the nervous system. These misalignments may be what is causing pressure on your nerves and blood vessels in your head. When these nerves and blood vessels become irritated, they send signals to your brain telling it that you are spinning around.
When you visit Dr. Eric, he will first examine your entire spine, from top to bottom. He will look for areas where your vertebrae (bones) don’t fit together correctly or where you feel tightness or soreness. If we find an area of misalignment, we will adjust your spine so that it fits better and is aligned. He will also check your neck and head to see if they are out of alignment. He will use gentle manipulation techniques to ensure your neck and spine are aligned, which will help relieve aches, pains, and nervous system issues. When the spinal column is aligned, your central nervous can work better overall.
Can Chiropractors Help with Inner Ear Dizziness?
Yes! A chiropractor can help correct the misalignment of your cervical spine (neck region) and back vertebrae. This correction relieves pressure from nerve roots and blood vessels in your inner ear and helps restore normal hearing and balance. Inner ear dizziness is a little different than vertigo in the sense that dizziness may make you feel disoriented and off balance. In contrast, vertigo will give you the sensation that you are spinning, and things around you may feel like they are spinning.
How Do You Treat Vertigo Permanently?
You can get rid of vertigo forever if you find out what is causing it. If you suspect your inner ear is not working correctly, then an audiologist (a doctor specializing in hearing) can test your ears. They can also prescribe medications to help relieve symptoms. There may also be something with the structure of the bones in your ears, which can also cause vertigo symptoms. The bones in your ear are extremely tiny; if something is off, it could cause balance, dizziness, and nausea.
Can a Chiropractor Help with Children’s Vertigo?
Yes! Many children experience vertigo because their bodies are still developing. Vertigo is one of the most common reasons kids come into our office. Kids often have difficulty describing their feelings but know they feel off.
A chiropractor can help alleviate this discomfort by finding the source of the problem and making gentle adjustments to the spine and neck. Once the spine and neck are properly aligned, the central nervous system can communicate more effectively with the rest of the body.
What Else Can Chiropractic Care do for Me?
Chiropractic adjustments can help improve your posture, reduce stress on your body and make it easier for your nervous system to function properly. Your body has many systems that must work together to keep you healthy. If one part of your body isn’t functioning properly, other parts of your body have to compensate. Over time this can lead to pain, stiffness, digestive issues, headaches, and back or neck injury. By improving your posture and alignment of your spinal column, you can prevent injuries and maintain good health.
If you suffer from vertigo, call us today to schedule an appointment with our team. We know how hard it can be to live with feelings of dizziness. Our goal is to restore your overall function and health so you can live your best life. Give our team a call today and see what we can do for you.