Vertigo can be very disabling. It is the feeling that you or the things around you are moving when they are actually standing still. It always has a rotational component to it. The vestibular system is the part of the body that is responsible for maintaining your balance. Therefore, if something is not working properly in your vestibular system, you may experience vertigo. Vertigo can be temporary (happening once and then never again) or more severe (lasting longer and leading to more complications).
There are some health conditions that can cause the vestibular system to malfunction:
- Meniere’s disease: This involves the inner ear and is known for tinnitus (ringing in the ear), a feeling of fullness in the ear, and temporary hearing loss that may become permanent over time.
- Labyrinthitis: This is swelling of the inner ear often brought about by an infection, such as the flu or a respiratory illness, resulting in irritation of the ear. Hearing loss may result too.
- Vestibular Neuronitis: The vestibular nerve runs through the inner ear and is responsible for letting the brain know when you are in motion. If it becomes inflamed, the messages become distorted, causing you to feel as if you are moving when you are actually being still.
- BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo): If you stand up too fast or move your head quickly and feel dizziness, you probably are suffering from BPPV. This can also come about after an accident or while playing sports.
Natural Relief for Vertigo
No matter what the reason for your vertigo may be, a visit to us here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California might be just the answer you are looking for. Vertigo has been linked to a misaligned bone in the upper cervical spine. A misalignment here puts undue pressure on the brainstem and can cause the problems associated with vertigo.
We use a gentle method to realign the bones of the neck and restore proper communication throughout the body. This is often all that is required to see a reduction in the symptoms of vertigo. Some see it go away entirely.
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