When one feels dizzy or has a bout of vertigo, it can be pretty scary. Vertigo can affect one’s ability to walk, drive, or do anything else until the sensation passes. It is not uncommon to experience nausea and vomiting. However, most people are not aware there are differences between dizziness and vertigo. Let’s take a look at what they are.
- Feeling lightheaded
- Being off balance
- A swimming feeling in the head
- Feeling faint
- A spinning sensation of the person or surrounding things
- A false sense of movement
Doctors often recommend medication or even surgery to correct the problem. While this may help to reduce the symptoms, unless the underlying cause is addressed, vertigo and dizziness will continue to occur. Many are seeking natural ways to care for these conditions. Are there any that work?
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Maintaining a Healthy Spine to Care for Vertigo and Dizziness
The spine has the important job of protecting the spinal cord from damage. The spinal cord is responsible for carrying messages to and from the brain and body ensuring bodily functions perform as they should. If the top bone of the neck – the atlas– becomes misaligned due to an accident, a trip and fall, or any other trauma, the signals being sent via the brainstem and spinal cord can become distorted. This means the messages telling the brain where the body is located in its environment may be wrong, leading to vertigo and dizziness.
Here at Balanced Living Chiropractic of Vancouver, the method we employ is very gentle, and it helps the atlas to move back into proper position. We never resort to popping or forcing the spine into place, rather we let it move naturally. This leads to a longer lasting adjustment. Most vertigo patients report good results after only a few visits.
A case study revealed that out of 60 vertigo patients who received upper cervical chiropractic care, 48 saw a total resolution of their symptoms. All of them reported some improvement in their symptoms in only 1 to 6 months of adjustments.
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