[fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text]Suffering from headacheDiagnosing the cause of vertigo can be difficult for most health professionals. Reportedly, only about 50% of cases see the underlying cause identified. Most determinable causes go back to some form of head injury.1

In 2006, a study was performed involving 60 patients experiencing vertigo. The study revealede that 93% of patients had trauma in their medical history. Patients were injured skiing, horseback riding, in a car accidents, and even in some minor experiences like falling on the sidewalk. Only four could not trace their vertigo back to a physical injury.2

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The correlation between vertigo and head trauma is clear, and the severity of the injury does not seem to be a determining factor. If you are experiencing vertigo and have also been injured, you need to ensure that the former is not being caused by the later. After all, it does not take much to knock the C1 and C2 vertebrae out of alignment. Because these two vertebrae are located at the brainstem, such a misalignment can be responsible for vertigo and many other health problems.

Because the C1 and C2 vertebrae are in such a sensitive location, an Upper Cervical Chiropractor is in the best position to help. Dr. Laurel Griffin specializes in working with these two vertebrae in the upper neck. Dr. Griffin uses specialized testing to determine the alignment of your C1 and C2 and then can plan a personalized treatment course. Once these vertebrae are properly aligned, the brain and the rest of the nervous system can communicate properly again. This often leads to alleviating the symptoms of vertigo and other conditions. The aforementioned study included a patient who was relieved from a 37-year struggle with vertigo!2


  1. Mayo Clinic. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) causes – Mayo Clinic. [homepage on the Internet]. 2012 [cited 2015 May 1]. Available from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vertigo/basics/causes/con-20028216
  2. Elster E, Sixty patients with chronic vertigo undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxation: A retrospective analysis. J Vert Sublux Res 2006; Nov:1-9.

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