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Vertigo After a Head Injury: Is Your World Spinning Out of Control?

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Has a head injury left you feeling like the world is a never-ending carousel ride? Are simple tasks like walking or even reading suddenly an overwhelming challenge? If so, you're not alone. Vertigo after a head injury is a frustrating and often debilitating condition, but understanding it is the first step towards regaining your balance and your life. Learn more about how you can cope better from our Vancouver WA Chiropractor, Dr. Joseph Perin.


What is Post-Traumatic Vertigo, and Why Does It Happen?

Post-traumatic vertigo isn't just feeling dizzy; it's a specific type of dizziness that creates the illusion of movement, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and lightheadedness. But why does this happen after a head injury? Often, the culprit is a misalignment in the upper cervical spine – the delicate bones at the top of your neck that protect your brain stem. When these bones shift, they can disrupt the vital communication pathways between your brain and body, leading to the disorienting sensations of vertigo.


Could Inflammation Be Fueling the Fire?

Emerging research suggests that inflammation after a head injury could be a major trigger of post-traumatic vertigo. This means that the solution might not be as simple as just fixing the structural misalignment; it could also require a more holistic approach that tackles the underlying inflammation.


Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Offer Relief?

Promising studies show that gentle adjustments to the upper cervical spine can significantly improve vertigo symptoms in many patients. Could this natural, non-invasive approach be the key to unlocking your freedom from the spinning sensations?


Are There Other Causes of Vertigo I Should Know About?

While post-traumatic vertigo is a common culprit, it's not the only cause of vertigo. Other conditions like vestibular migraines, blood pressure issues, or even nerve damage could contribute to your symptoms. Understanding the whole picture is crucial for finding the right treatment path.


What Are My Best Options to Relieve My Symptoms?

The good news is that you have several options to ease your symptoms. These include:

  • Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: This non-invasive approach focuses on realigning the upper cervical spine to improve nerve function and reduce vertigo symptoms.
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT): This specialized form of physical therapy uses specific exercises to retrain your brain and balance system, helping you adapt to vertigo and improve your overall balance.
  • Medication intake: In some cases, medications like antihistamines or anti-nausea drugs may be prescribed to manage vertigo symptoms, especially in the acute phase.
  • Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers: These simple movements, performed by a healthcare professional, can help dislodge crystals in your inner ear that may contribute to vertigo.
  • Home Remedies: Certain lifestyle modifications like staying hydrated, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, and getting enough sleep can also help manage vertigo symptoms. 

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Talk to a Vancouver WA Chiropractor to Learn About Atlas Subluxation

Vertigo is often misunderstood and underestimated. It's not just a minor annoyance; it can be a severe symptom significantly impacting your quality of life. In some cases, it could even signal a more serious underlying condition. Don't ignore the warning signs – seek professional help to regain your balance and peace of mind. Schedule your consultation with a Vancouver WA Chiropractor today to determine if you need to receive atlas bone adjustments for vertigo relief!


To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Joe Perin, call our Vancouver office at 360-597-4784. You can also click the button below.

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