Dizziness & Vertigo
Everyone gets a little dizzy sometimes. When we stand up too fast or if spin around a computer chair. We know the feeling of unsteadiness, though it is small compared to the feeling associated with vertigo.
According to the University of California San Francisco, around 40 percent of American adults will experience vertigo some time in their life, with women slightly more likely to get it compared to men. Vertigo is characterized by dizziness and the feeling of movement or a spinning sensation, even when standing still. Vertigo is debilitating to everyday life. It can make you feel sick, make it difficult to walk, and also impair your vision and hearing.
What Can Cause Dizziness and Vertigo?
Vertigo can begin in many different ways, but is a common symptom after experiencing trauma to the neck or head. It is connected to the way your inner ear and brain communicate, and often caused by damage or disruption in your vestibular system or the inner ear. Ear infections and pressure changes inside of the inner ear will affect the severity of your level of dizziness. There is a neurological connection to vertigo, which means chiropractic care may be an ideal treatment to cure your dizziness.
How Can Chiropractors Help Dizziness and Vertigo?
Chiropractic care may be able to reduce your symptoms of vertigo, especially since chiropractic adjustments or manipulations can help alleviate a type of dizziness called cervical vertigo. This type of vertigo is caused by improperly moving joints in the cervical spine after a neck injury. It often results in incorrect information about movement and body position directed to the brain, causing you to feel dizzy.
Manipulations can help realign the joints and vertebrae in the cervical spine, which corrects the nervous pathways, reestablishing regular communications. Upper Cervical Chiropractic treatment is a traditional treatment option, and many patients visit the chiropractor after trying different types of treatments, including the Epley maneuver. Upper cervical chiropractic adjustments are an excellent option for treating the symptoms connected with vertigo.
Simple lifestyle changes, along with adjustments, can help you find long-term relief. If you experience dizziness accompanied by a spinning sensation, visit our chiropractors to take the first step in overcoming your vertigo and living your life to the fullest. Give us a call today at (925) 681-0801 to get started!