Vertigo is often considered the sensation of spinning—either the person or the things around him seem to be moving when they are not. This sensation can last from 10 minutes to 2 hours. It may be accompanied by nausea and/or vomiting. Once the dizziness has resolved, a person can still feel off balance and tired for the next day or two.
Vertigo is one of the major symptoms of Meniere’s disease. This condition is known for the following symptoms:
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
- A feeling of fullness in the affected ear
- Hearing loss of low tones that can become permanent if not treated
The Effects of Vertigo
Vertigo is very difficult to cope with. It can result in a person having to lie in bed until the spinning sensation ceases. Simple, everyday activities can become nearly impossible. Quality of life may suffer tremendously. It is hard for medical doctors to find a way to alleviate symptoms. Many suffering from vertigo want answers, and they want them as soon as possible. Some are even turning to alternative methods to cope with this feeling.
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How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps with Vertigo
Many times the cause of vertigo goes unknown. However, there has been a definite connection seen between a misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae and vertigo symptoms. If either the C1 or C2 vertebra https://precisionchirowest.com/vertigo-not-discriminate-help-available/is out of alignment, it can cause irritation to the nerve that connects with the inner ear and is responsible for balance and hearing.
Upper cervical chiropractic care begins by examining a patient and taking a close look at the neck and spine. Assisted by specialized x-rays, it can be determined exactly where a person might have a misalignment. Then a gentle procedure that does not require popping or forcing the spine back into place is used. This is enough to help the neck bones realign, resulting in vertigo symptoms beginning to dissipate. Some find that vertigo or Meniere’s go away completely after only a couple of adjustments.