Vertigo – How Chiropractic Care Can Help?
If you have ever tried spinning around in a circle while looking up to the sky, you will know the accompanying dizziness that follows. Most of us loved the sensation of spinning in circles to make ourselves dizzy when we were kids. We spun several times, felt dizzy for a few seconds and eventually laughed it off. It was a lot of fun, right? Individuals suffering from vertigo constantly experience long episodes of dizziness sensation lasting hours to days and can come out of nowhere.
Vertigo is a very frustrating condition. Fortunately, chiropractic has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for various types of vertigo, including cervicogenic, which some type of mechanical problem in the neck causes. In fact, one study reported a 90% success rate. Chiropractic treatment can also help to prevent vertigo from occurring in future
What Is Vertigo?
Vertigo or balance disorder refers to the sensation that an individual may feel when they stand quickly, move or spin around in circles. Essentially, you feel like the space or the room is spinning when in fact you’re sitting or standing still.
Vertigo can vary in intensity from mild to severe and the lack of control and a sense of imbalance can last minutes to hours. In a worst-case scenario, the feeling may last for days.
The patient’s feeling of being off-balance and lacking equilibrium may be barely noticeable, or so severe that a vertigo sufferer finds it difficult to keep his or her balance and carry out everyday tasks.
Vertigo is not a disease the way most people have misunderstood. In fact, it is a symptom rather than a condition. So, if you have been experiencing dizziness and vertigo on and off for more than one week, your body is trying to tell you something critical about your health. It could be a sign of an underlying health issue. Vertigo can affect both sexes at any age. However, it is most common in elderly people.
Conditions Associated With Vertigo
Vertigo is usually a sign of an underlying problem in the part of your body that plays a role in the orientation of your body and balance maintenance. Vertigo can be a symptom of;
- Damage to spinal ligaments or joints,
- Damage to the inner ear,
- A partial dislocation or misalignment of the cervical vertebrae (neck),
- In rare cases, severe brain disease such as a tumor or stroke.
How Can Woodstock Chiropractic Help?
Both vertigo and dizziness have a close relationship. Vertigo affects about 40 percent of US adults over the age of 40, at least once in their lifetime. It is no joke and can be very debilitating. It can make life quite uncomfortable for you!
Chiropractic treatment is an excellent option for the treatment of certain types of vertigo. Safe, gentle chiropractic care can help bring your balance back so that you can enjoy your life again! Your treatment will depend on the cause , Woodstock, Georgia. Dr. Kal, our top Woodstock chiropractor, will advise you regarding this.
One treatment option is the chiropractic adjustments targeting the joints that are not moving properly. The nerve cells can transmit mistaken information about body movement and position from your joints to your brain due to faulty motion patterns in the upper neck. The good news is that a simple chiropractic adjustment or joint manipulation can often correct this problem.
Dr. Kal, your Woodstock chiropractor may perform what is referred to as the Epley Maneuver (particle repositioning), if your problem is inner-ear related. This maneuver involves the repositioning of misplaced otoconia (bony particles) to their correct positions in your inner ear. Another chiropractic option for treating inner-ear related vertigo is a set of specific exercises targeting your vestibulocochlear (inner ear) system.
Your Woodstock chiropractor will do an initial assessment to determine the condition behind your vertigo. Thereafter, the chiropractor will decide the best course of action for you.
A spinning sensation, wooziness and weakness cause balance problems that require proper chiropractic care to address the situation.
Problems with balance caused by a spinning sensation, weakness and wooziness require appropriate chiropractic care to address the situation and reduce the potential health risks associated with the loss of balance.
At Our Advanced Health Solutions Medical Center, Woodstock, Georgia, we offer support to promote healing and recovery from both dizziness and vertigo.
Our Woodstock chiropractors can do spinal adjustments with accuracy. Those adjustments will go a long way in alleviating abnormal spinal function; thus, improving neurological input and proprioception into your brain stem.
Once you get the chiropractic care at our Woodstock clinic, you will see a marked improvement with both vertigo and dizziness.
Our chiropractors always evaluate spinal problems that contribute to your discomfort and create a personalized treatment plan based on the situation and your needs.
Visit Our Chiropractor Today
Loss of balance or dizziness can seriously affect your lifestyle. By working with our professional and caring Woodstock chiropractors, we’ll identify the key underlying causes associated with your vertigo and dizziness. We’ll provide you best chiropractic care or if necessary, refer you to a specialist best suited to assist you.