Chiropractic care can help to treat a broad range of health problems. It aims to balance the nervous system and musculoskeletal system, addressing imbalances to improve health and wellness. For people experiencing vertigo, chiropractic can be an effective treatment that reduces the symptoms.
What Is Vertigo?
Although many people use vertigo to experience a fear of heights, the medical term is used to describe a sensation of dizziness or a lack of balance. Vertigo on its own is not necessarily dangerous but it can be annoying at best and may adversely affect the quality of life for someone who is experiencing it. Vertigo can feel like many things, including dizziness, spinning, swaying, lack of balance, or even feeling like you’re being pulled in a certain direction. It can sometimes be linked to other symptoms, such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears), headaches, hearing loss, and nausea.
What Causes Vertigo?
Vertigo is most often linked to an issue in the inner ear, such as an inner ear infection. However, it might also be related to a number of other conditions. These include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and Meniere’s disease, as well as migraines, strokes, and head or neck injuries. Some medications might also cause vertigo, which is why it’s important for doctors to understand your medical history and any medications that you might be taking.
How Can Chiropractic Help with Vertigo?
Chiropractic may be able to help treat vertigo linked to problems with the inner ear. Chiropractic can address problems in the inner ear and can effectively treat vertigo and more. A buildup of fluid in the inner ear is a common cause of vertigo and this occurs in an area connected to your upper cervical vertebrae through nerves. If these vertebrae are misaligned, it can affect the function of your inner ear and may prevent fluid from draining properly.
A chiropractor will gently adjust your neck to help correct misalignments that might be causing these problems. This can help to improve the symptoms of vertigo, in addition to addressing other problems that could be caused by misalignments. Regular adjustments can also help to maintain the alignment in your spine to prevent further problems from occurring. Over time, you could find that all symptoms of vertigo ease, and you can permanently improve your quality of life. Many people prefer chiropractic care for its low risk of side effects and the multiple problems that adjustments can address.
Studies have shown that chiropractic treatment can reduce dizziness and improve balance. It may also help people who have BPPV, and reduce symptoms of dizziness and neck pain according to some studies that have been carried out. If you want to have chiropractic treatment to help treat your vertigo and its causes, it’s important to find the right chiropractor to deliver the therapy. It’s also smart to see a doctor to determine the cause of your vertigo so that you can ensure the best treatment. Your doctor might suggest chiropractic care to help with inner ear problems.
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