Vertigo and Chiropractic
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is a type of dizziness associated with an illusion of movement, often a spinning sensation. You may feel this when getting in and out of bed or tilting your head up. It can have many causes and in most cases is a treatable condition.
Types of Vertigo
- Peripheral Vertigo-caused by a problem in the inner ear, which controls your balance.
- Central Vertigo-due to disease originating from the central nervous system (brain tumor, MS or trauma to the brain).
- Cervicogenic Vertigo-dizziness associated with neck movement.
The most common type is a type of peripheral vertigo know as Benign Paroxysmal Positional happens when small crystals of calcium get loose in your inner ear; however, chiropractic adjustments along with certain movements can move the crystals out of your ear canal.
crystals out of your ear canal.
What are some causes of BPPV?
- head injury
- severe cold or virus
- aging process
- use of ototoxic medications
Chiropractic care may be able to cure your symptoms of vertigo by doing different exercises or manipulations.
Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations may help alleviate a specific type of vertigo called cervical vertigo. This type of vertigo is caused by improperly-moving joints in the cervical spine following a neck injury, which results in incorrect information about movement and body position being sent to the brain. This misinformation may cause you to feel dizzy. Manipulations may be able to realign the joints and vertebrae in the cervical spine, correcting the nervous pathways and allowing for clearer communications.
To help rectify BPPV, Dr. Chris Rush may use the Epley maneuver, which maneuvers your head into different positions to reposition the crystals inside the inner ear.
Nobody should have to endure constant feelings of dizziness. Call BeachView Chiropractic to see how we may be able to alleviate your vertigo symptoms!