What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is the sensation that a person or the things around him are spinning when there is actually no movement. Vertigo can also be referred to as dizziness, although dizziness primarily refers to lightheadedness without the spinning sensation. Here are some little-known facts:
- Up to 10% of people in the USA suffer from vertigo.
- After age 40, the number of sufferers increases to 40%.
- In the years between 1995 and 2004 emergency room visits for vertigo were at 2.5%.
- Vertigo can be caused by a problem of the inner ear.
Vertigo does not have one exact cause. However, some conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and Meniere’s disease, have it as a major symptom. This is due to the fact that the vestibular system, a part of the central nervous system, is affected. The function of this system is to regulate balance and determine where a person is located in their environment to keep the body upright.
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Treatment Available for Vertigo
There are a number of medications that can help a person cope with vertigo. Because each person is different, what may help one person does not necessarily help another. These medications also come with unwanted and possibly dangerous side-effects.
Another type of treatment that may be recommended is for a person to do specific types of exercises that will help the body adapt to its environment better. Again, these may or may not work as some have had more success than others with this method.
One kind of treatment available has seen a lot of success in treating vertigo patients. That is upper cervical chiropractic care. This is a gentle, advanced form of chiropractic that focuses on making sure the bones of the upper neck are in proper alignment.
If a misalignment is found in either the atlas or the axis, the top two bones of the vertebrae, this can be causing undue pressure to be put on the brainstem. This, in turn, causes miscommunication between the body and brain leading to such things as vertigo.
Nerve flow, blood flow, and cerebrospinal fluid flow are hindered as well. Once corrected, these are regulated back to normal and the body can begin healing itself. Our patients have reported significant decreases in vertigo, with some having it go away entirely.
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