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 than 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.
Vertigo can begin in many different ways, but it is a common symptom after experiencing trauma to the neck or head. It is connected to how your inner ear and brain communicate and are often caused by damage or disruption in your vestibular system or the inner ear. Ear infections and pressure changes inside the inner ear will affect the severity of your dizziness level. There is a neurological connection to vertigo, which means chiropractic care may be an ideal treatment to cure your dizziness.
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, correcting the nervous pathways and reestablishing regular communications. Upper Cervical Chiropractic treatment is a traditional treatment option, and many patients visit our chiropractor/chiropractors 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.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can help relieve your dizziness, call Canyon Chiropractic in San Ramon at (925) 867-1414 to schedule a consultation today.
*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.