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Understanding Vestibular Neuronitis

Vertigo relief West Des Moines IowaThis is an infection in the inner ear often caused by a bacteria that causes the vestibular nerve to become swollen and inflamed. Because your inner ear helps control your balance and allows you to remain oriented to your environment, that inflammation can lead to episodes of Vertigo.

Though, when most people, who know what vertigo is, think about how it affects a person, they might get one type of idea of how the attacks manifest themselves. But Vestibular Neuronitis can lead to paroxysmal, single vertigo attacks, a series of attacks, or a condition that lasts for three to six weeks.

Along with vertigo, Vestibular Neuronitis may also be associated with nausea, vomiting, and previous upper respiratory tract infections. Though, bouts of vertigo tend to appear suddenly, are often exacerbated be sudden head movements, and may lead to nausea and vomiting.

Bacteria and Infection

So, how does that bacteria or infection get in the inner ear? Well, a person is more susceptible when they have a flu or cold, but it is possible that a person might contract Vestibular Neuronitis at other times. Here are some theories of what might cause this condition:

  • An imbalance of neuronal input between the inner ears
  • Infection in the vestibular ganglion due to the herpes virus
  • Acute Localized Ischemia (a restriction of blood supply to the tissues)

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and vertigo download our complimentary e-book How to Naturally Relieve Vertigo without Drugs by clicking the image below.

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Your Upper Neck and Your Inner Ear

No matter what caused that infection in your inner ear, you have a choice as to how you deal with it. So, how can you deal with it? Well, here are some suggestions:

  • Wait for it to go away
  • Take medication
  • Do home exercises like walking
  • Upper cervical chiropractic

When the top two vertebrae in your neck are out of alignment by just ¼ of a millimeter, this causes your entire spine to fall out of alignment. That misalignment cuts off the communication between the brain and the body, thus hindering your body from receiving the signals the brain sends to it. An upper cervical chiropractor can realign your neck restoring the communication system between your brain and body, so your body can receive the right signals and begin to heal itself.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Laurel Griffin call 515-224-1093 or go to request a consultation here. [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]