vertigo-often-stems-from-a-head-or-neck-injuryHas this ever happened to you? You’re laying in bed, and when you roll over, you immediately find your environment spinning. If this sounds too familiar, then you have experienced an episode of vertigo. Vertigo is a condition that causes the false sensation of spinning. The source is either a problem in the inner ear or the central nervous system. When a bout of vertigo hits, it can result in nausea or even falling.

What Causes Vertigo?

Even now with advanced medical technology, doctors and the healthcare community are still figuring out the exact reason for vertigo. One thing they notice is that vertigo often comes on after a patient has experienced trauma to the head or the neck. Many vertigo patients incurred an injury from something like a sports accident, a slip and fall, or a car accident.

An injury to the head or neck may lead to a misalignment of the upper cervical spine. This area of the body is critical as it is responsible for balance and spatial orientation. Unknown by most people, a neck misalignment can obstruct blood flow to the brain and the ears, making it the possible root cause of vertigo that springs from both the ears and the central nervous system.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic – A Natural Cure for Vertigo

Upper cervical chiropractic concentrates on the C1 and C2 vertebrae of the upper neck. This technique involves diagnostic imaging and examination to locate and identify the exact nature of the misalignment. After that, each patient receives gentle adjustments, customized to their personal needs.

Once a misalignment is corrected, the patient can see the vertigo symptoms improve over time. Even better news, some people report complete remission of their condition. In a study involving 300 vertigo patients, 97% of them described a dramatic reduction in their symptoms after getting upper cervical chiropractic care. The average amount of improvement was higher than 90%.

If you have vertigo and have experienced a head or neck trauma, visit us at Balanced Living in Vancouver, Washington to start your recovery from vertigo and reap the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic care.


Burcon M. Cervical Specific Protocol and Results for 300 Meniere’s Patients, 6th International Symposium on Meniere’s Disease. Nov 2010.

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