Vertigo is a prevalent condition that can be chronic or a one-time episode that goes away quickly. The trademark symptom of vertigo is the sensation of spinning. People suffering from vertigo may feel as if they are or their surroundings are spinning.
One of the top reasons patients visit us here at Balanced Living in Vancouver, Washington is to get help on their vertigo. To help you understand vertigo and its realities better, we’ve compiled some of the most critical facts you should know about vertigo.
Dizziness Differs from Vertigo
People often describe dizziness using phrases such as “being off balance” or “feeling woozy,” but what is the difference between dizziness and vertigo?
- Dizziness: Feeling weak, faint, woozy, or unsteady
- Vertigo: Feeling movement when you’re perfectly still, even when your eyes are closed
Upper Cervical Spine Misalignment May Be the Root Cause of Vertigo
Vertigo is frequently a symptom of other health conditions such as an ear infection or a malfunction in the central nervous system (CNS). The vestibular system (related to the ear) is responsible for sending signals to the brain about where the body is located and its environment. It consists of the vestibulocochlear nerve and the inner ear. Doctors point to a misalignment in the upper cervical spine, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae, as the cause of malfunction of the communication between the vestibular system and the brain.
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Is an Effective Cure for Vertigo
The brainstem lies in the same vicinity as the upper cervical spine, and the C1 and C2 vertebrae act as its protector. If an injury or blow to the head or neck has caused the bones to misalign, the brainstem can be under pressure. This results in improper sending of signals to the brain about where the body is located and leads to the symptoms associated with vertigo. Misalignment can also impact the way the ear and the nerves connected to it are functioning.
Here at our Vancouver, Washington clinic, we use an accurate and gentle method that allows the bones of the neck to return to place without loud cracking or strong force. Once adjusted, the central nervous system can start functioning at its optimum again. It can lead to a reduction in vertigo symptoms or an elimination of it altogether.
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