Do you often experience vertigo or unsteadiness in your feet as if you're going to fall? Do you ever get dizzy or lightheaded when you get up from sitting or lying down? Do you know what's causing this symptom? Are you a smoker? Do you ever have to hold onto something to steady yourself after your cigarette break? Are you looking for ways to manage your dizzy spells and improve your balance so that you can live a more normal life?
Many patients who seek vertigo relief in Vancouver, WA are surprised to know that their bad smoking habits are linked to the unsteadiness and dizzy spells they feel. Smoking damages the delicate structures in your inner ear, which are responsible for maintaining balance. As a result, you may experience dizziness, nausea, and lightheadedness.
Smoking can damage the vestibular system, a group of structures in the inner ear that help you maintain balance. These structures include:
Smoking can damage these delicate structures, increasing risk for problems, including:
Smoking can have a significant impact on balance and coordination. If you smoke, you may find it difficult to walk, stand up straight, or perform other activities that require balance and coordination. In addition to the damage it does to the vestibular system, smoking can also lead to other conditions that can affect balance and coordination, such as:
Finding the cause of your vertigo can lead you to get proper care and finally relief. Besides curbing your smoking habits and opting for a healthier lifestyle, one of the most sought after ways patients explore is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care. This refers to chiropractic adjustments on the upper cervical area that realign the spine and improve nerve function, which can help reduce dizziness and vertigo. If you are still experiencing vertigo even after numerous attempts to find relief, there might be a misalignment in your upper cervical area that needs to be corrected. These are usually a result of accidents, injuries, or repetitive stress. Book a visit to our office to get your upper cervical spine checked.
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