Vertigo is described as the sensation that you or the things around you are spinning when there is actually no motion. It affects up to 10 percent of those under the age of 40. Once you reach 40, the number affected jumps to 40 percent. In a recent decade, vertigo was the reason for 2.5% of visits to the emergency room.
No one fully understands why vertigo happens. There has been a connection seen between a malfunction in the vestibular system and the onset of vertigo. This system is responsible for controlling your sense of balance. It makes up part of the central nervous system. Fluid and crystals located in the inner ear send signals to the brain about where the body is located in its environment. If these signals become distorted for some reason, vertigo may result.
If you visit your family doctor due to having the sensation of vertigo, he may recommend certain drugs focused on caring for individual symptoms, such as nausea. Others may suggest trying particular exercises to help your body get used to dealing with your vestibular dysfunction. Some doctors may help you do a particular exercise to help realign the crystals of the inner ear that may have moved out of their proper position. In fact, a doctor located in Colorado has discovered a new way of performing a half somersault to do this. This is good news for vertigo patients as they are trending toward wanting more natural ways to care for vertigo.
A natural, drug-free way of caring for vertigo is gaining popularity. It is upper cervical chiropractic care. A misalignment in the bones of the neck can be one reason that improper signals are being sent to the brain. If they are out of place, they can put the brainstem under stress. This leads to the brainstem telling the brain that the body is in motion when it is not.
Here at Advanced Spinal Care, we use a gentle method to realign these bones and reduce the pressure on the brainstem. This often leads to a reduction in or elimination of vertigo symptoms.
To schedule a complimentary consultation call our Redwood City office at 650-595-0500 You can also click the button below.
if you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.