Vertigo is a false sensation of motion that many patients describe as a feeling that the room is spinning. An often-confused condition is disequilibrium. This condition involves the feeling the floor is slanting or coming up toward you. Some may feel as though they are floating.
Obviously, either condition can result in a person experiencing a fall, and thus many confuse the two. Today, we are going to cover a way to find natural relief from vertigo in particular. However, patients dealing with disequilibrium may benefit as well.
The Underlying Conditions Related to Vertigo
Vertigo is primarily a symptom of an underlying condition. Here are four possible reasons for experiencing vertigo:
- Acute vestibular neuritis
- Vestibular migraine
- Acoustic neuroma
- Meniere’s disease
A primary care physician may recommend an ear, nose, and throat specialist when vertigo becomes persistent. The patient may receive a prescription that helps to relieve some of the symptoms. However, this does not address the underlying condition. Therefore, vertigo may still strike at any time. As a result, some are seeking natural care to get to the root cause of vertigo. 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.
Finding Natural Relief from Vertigo
Cervicogenic vertigo is a term used specifically to describe cases of vertigo that are related to the upper neck. In such cases, an upper cervical subluxation may exist. This can affect proper Eustachian tube function or restrict normal blood flow to the brain. Vertigo may be the result.
Such misalignments are common following falls, car accidents, sports injuries, and the like. Thus, it is common for vertigo to arise at some point after a head or neck injury. Since this symptom may not arise until months or more after an injury, sometimes the two are not connected immediately by a health practitioner.
Upper cervical chiropractors are specifically trained to identify and correct this specific type of misalignment. At Wellspring Centre for Body Balance, we use the NUCCA method, an extremely gentle technique that helps to keep the upper cervical spine realigned naturally. For many vertigo patients, this is all that is required to reduce the frequency of vertigo or even end the condition entirely. To schedule a complimentary NUCCA consultation call 541-482-2021 or just click the button below.