Vertigo is often described as a spinning sensation. The patient may feel as if he is spinning or the objects around him may appear to be moving about when they are actually still. Vertigo can interfere with daily routines, making a person feel the need to lie down until the spinning feeling stops. One cause of vertigo can be blamed on a little-known reason – Vestibular Neuronitis. This may occur after a viral infection of the vestibular nerve responsible for balance. Vestibular Neuronitis (VN) is known for:
- Eye jerking movements called nystagmus
- Nausea and vomiting
- Severe vertigo
- Lasting for a week to 10 days
Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss are not part of Vestibular Neuronitis. These symptoms may point toward Meniere’s disease. Family doctors mostly recommend vestibular rehabilitation and prescription medications for VN. However, these do not always work, leaving many people looking for alternatives to the usual way of care. Thankfully, alternatives do exist.
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How Upper Cervical Care Assists with Vertigo
Vertigo is often linked to a misalignment of the bones of the upper cervical spine. The brainstem – part of the central nervous system – is responsible for sending signals to and from the brain. The spine protects the spinal cord and the brainstem from damage. However, any blow to the head or overextending of the neck muscles can cause the atlas or C1 vertebra to misalign. If this happens, pressure is exerted on the brainstem, hindering signals being sent to and from the brain and body.
Wellspring Centre for Body Balance in Ashland, Oregon offers an alternative to medication. We use precise and gentle methods to realign the neck bones. We never crack or force the spine. Rather, our technique helps the bones to move back into place on their own with some mild encouragement leading to long-lasting results, and it is often all that is needed to see relief from or the end of vertigo. A study by Dr. Elster shows this. Out of 60 vertigo patients, 48 saw a total resolution of their symptoms, while all saw at least some improvement.
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