Differentiating Dizziness: Vertigo and Disequilibrium

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Vertigo and disequilibrium are two symptoms that people frequently confuse or even interchange. That is mainly because of the similar effects they have on the body. However, their causes are very different. Whichever of the two you may have, it is best to know how they work to tap into the best sources of disequilibrium and vertigo relief in Redwood City.


Understanding Dizziness

Before we jump in at differentiating vertigo and disequilibrium, let us first get to know the umbrella under which these two symptoms fall – dizziness.

Dizziness refers to lightheadedness that can make you wonder if you are going right over the edge. Today, dizziness has become a general term for several balance problems, and it affects around 15 to 20 percent of the American population.  

It can develop due to several things, including cervical subluxation, vestibular problems, blood pressure changes, and central nervous system-related disorders.


How Do Vertigo and Disequilibrium Differ?

While vertigo and disequilibrium have similar effects on the body, they have varying causes and processes. Here's a quick look:

  • Vertigo is a spinning sensation, whereas disequilibrium is a sense of imbalance.
  • Vertigo can sometimes result from vestibular issues or poor blood flow to the brain, while disequilibrium usually gets triggered by pre-existing problems like stroke and Parkinson's disease.
  • Vertigo patients find relief by seeking upper cervical care, taking medication, or undergoing physical therapy. Meanwhile, patients diagnosed with disequilibrium mostly rely on balance therapy or surgery (depending on the condition).


Can chiropractic care provide disequilibrium and vertigo relief in Redwood City?

Upper cervical doctors such as Dr. Tsiglieris are no strangers to patients seeking chiropractic care for disequilibrium or vertigo relief in Redwood City. That's because upper cervical chiropractic works wonders for patients with balance-related problems. 

Upper cervical care aims to remove interferences that may be preventing your brain and vestibular organs from communicating effectively and adequately. If you haven't explored this option for your vertigo attacks, we strongly suggest connecting with Dr. Tsiglieris. 

If you live around the California bay area, finding a reliable clinic and chiropractor for either disequilibrium or vertigo relief in Redwood City won't be a challenge, thanks to Advanced Spinal Care. The clinic specializes in the NUCCA chiropractic adjustment technique, an innovative approach to restoring health.

We are open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You may book your appointment with Dr. Pete through our online form or phone at 650 595 0500.


To schedule a complimentary consultation call our Redwood City office at 650-595-0500. You can also click the button below.

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