Vertigo is a false sensation of movement. It may be that the person feels like he is spinning or the things around him may appear to be in motion. It is also known for problems with walking and balance, sweating, and feeling nauseated. A possible reason is a malfunction of the vestibular system. The vestibular system is related to inner ear function and is responsible for balance and coordination.
Vertigo is often a symptom of another condition. Some of the most common ones are:
- Meniere’s disease: Known for tinnitus (ringing in the ears), a feeling of fullness in the affected ear, and dizziness, in addition to vertigo. This condition usually affects those who are middle-aged, although it is possible to get it at any time in one’s life.
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: This usually occurs with a change of head position and makes the person feel as if he or she is suddenly spinning.
- Vestibular Neuronitis or Labyrinthitis: Being similar in nature, these conditions are cared for similarly. They are often brought about by irritation and/or swelling of the inner ear due to colds, respiratory infections, and viruses. This causes improper signals to be sent to the brain telling it that the body is moving when it is not. Symptoms include loss of balance, ringing in the ears, and loss of hearing.
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Where to Find Help for Vertigo
A connection has been seen between a misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae and the onset of vertigo. One area of that has seen success in helping vertigo patients find a natural solution is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. When one makes an appointment at Wellspring Centre for Body Balance, we use diagnostic imaging and a thorough examination to help locate the precise spot where the bones of the neck are misaligned. We then use a very gentle method to help these bones realign themselves naturally. Our own patients, as well as those in case studies, have reported great improvement in overall health after receiving adjustments. To schedule a complimentary NUCCA consultation call 541-482-2021 or just click the button below.