Nothing can be more alarming than feeling that your world is spinning when you’re just lying in bed or sitting still. While it may be a sign of a severe condition, it might just be a case of BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Most of the patients who consult with our vertigo chiropractor in Vancouver have this vestibular disorder. Statistics also show BPPV accounts for about 90 percent of vertigo cases.
But how can you be sure if you have BPPV and not other vertigo-causing conditions? What are the main symptoms that BPPV patients report?
How BPPV Can Affect You
Our vertigo chiropractor in Vancouver has worked with numerous patients with BPPV over the years. Before coming for an upper cervical chiropractic adjustment, most patients have received their diagnosis from their physicians. Some of the usual symptoms they report include the following:
- Vomiting and nausea
- Sensing false motion (vertigo attacks)
- Nystagmus (abnormal eye movements)
- Unsteadiness or loss of balance
When an episode occurs, it can completely disrupt your day. If you experience severe BPPV symptoms, you might also find it challenging to move around and attend to your usual chores at work or home. The episodes can also last for a minute or more, depending on the severity of your vestibular system malfunction. The more dislodged calcium crystals you have, the worse symptoms you may experience.
How Can a Vertigo Chiropractor in Vancouver Help?
Many people with BPPV come to a vertigo chiropractor in Vancouver because upper cervical care works. Studies have proven that upper cervical chiropractic helps curb BPPV symptoms by correcting faulty alignments along the cervical spine.
By restoring your spinal health, the brain can communicate better with the vestibular system. It helps minimize the mixed signals concerning your body’s orientation and motion. Additionally, upper cervical care helps ensure that you have an upright body posture to reduce the feeling of instability when a BPPV episode occurs.
Find out more about you can slowly recover from BPPV here at Balanced Living Chiropractic. You can call us at 360-597-4784 or book your appointment with an upper cervical professional in Vancouver.
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