An Alternative and Natural Vertigo Treatment Method
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo can be an unsettling and disorientating feeling. It’s one thing to feel queasy when you’re jetting off in a plane, it’s another thing entirely to feel dizzy and disorientated when you’re simply walking between rooms or getting out of bed. If you experience regular or intermittent bouts of vertigo, upper cervical chiropractic care could be the key to easing your symptoms and getting control back over your life.
Vertigo Signs and Symptoms
Vertigo and vertigo-associated disorders are a relatively common medical condition. In the United States alone, more than 69 million people have reported suffering from at least one bout of vertigo at some point in their lives. Remember, everyone experiences vertigo differently. To give you an approximate idea of what to expect from a bout of vertigo, we’ve listed five of the most common signs and symptoms:
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ears.
- Nausea and/or vomiting.
- Feeling like your surroundings are spinning around you.
Many cases of vertigo are caused by a build-up of fluid in the inner ear. In addition to its extensive cochlea system, the inner ear also houses the vestibular system, a sensory system which conveys critical information about your body’s balance, position, and orientation to the brain. When there is excess fluid retention in the inner ear, it invariably compromises the effectiveness of the vestibular system, triggering the spinning or dizziness we associate with vertigo.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Vertigo
Can a neck misalignment cause vertigo? Misalignment in the upper cervical spine is a commonly overlooked cause for inner ear disorders. If misalignment in the cervical spine isn’t addressed, the nerves surrounding the misaligned joints will rapidly become irritated. The subsequent inflammation will lead to fluid blockages in the inner ear, thereby disrupting the hearing and balance signals being conveyed between the vestibular nerve and the brain. Without treatment, this disruption has a high chance of triggering vertigo symptoms.
How Our Vertigo Treatment Works
We are focused on removing interferences to normal body function to get to the root cause of vertigo. We do not just treat the vertigo symptoms. The goal of our cervical vertigo treatment is to allow the body to heal from the underlying cause of vertigo and in turn heal any related health problems. We focus on all types of veritgo: peripheral vertigo treatment, central vertigo treatment including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo treatment (i.e. BPPV treatment) which is the most common.
In order to treat vertigo, we must first identify whether there is a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. To locate a misalignment, we perform a range of objective chiropractic tests. If a misalignment is detected, we take a Cone Beam Cat Scan (CBCT), which is less invasive than a X-Ray, to determine the precise angle and direction of the misaligned vertebra. Once the area and angle of misalignment is located, we will formulate a gentle, non-invasive plan for correcting the misalignments in your spine.
Once the upper cervical spine is realigned, your body will be able to mend the inflamed soft tissue and restore function to the inner ear and vestibular nerve. Absent any additional complications, this chiropractic correction should remedy one of the most common causes of vertigo and vertigo-associated disorders.
We provide vertigo treatment for patients in the Las Vegas and surrounding areas. This includes all of Clark County and neighboring states such as Utah, Arizona and California.