Vertigo is a false sensation of motion that often involves the feeling that the room is spinning. The best way to care for vertigo is to address the underlying cause. This is often a problem in the inner ear. However, the inner ear troubles may be caused by a misalignment of the upper neck. With that in mind, here are several suggestions for natural vertigo relief.
Vertigo Responds to Lifestyle Changes
Getting 8 hours of sleep per night may help you to experience fewer vertigo attacks. It’s also a good idea to quit smoking because tobacco use can affect the vertebrae of the neck and thereby increase vertigo symptoms. Some also find that increasing water intake improves vertigo by keeping the body properly hydrated. Some doctors will recommend a low-salt diet to prevent water retention and fluid buildup in the ear.
Exercise and stretching can also be good for vertigo sufferers. If vertigo is stress related, peaceful meditation periods may be of benefit. Maintaining healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels are also important for avoiding vertigo attacks. These and other lifestyle changes may provide benefits.
Vertigo Responds to Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Vertigo patients are also encouraged to avoid sudden movements of the head, especially when it comes to having the head tilted back. While this may occasionally have to do with ear fluid, it can also be related to the neck.
Because an upper cervical misalignment can lead to vertigo, one natural way to get some relief is to see an upper cervical chiropractor for a gentle adjustment. Upper cervical chiropractic involves low force corrections (none of the popping or twisting of general chiropractic). These adjustments are long-lasting and give the body the time it needs to heal from the effects of the misalignment.
As a result, in a study of 60 people, 80% received complete resolution of vertigo after care. The other 20% also received significant benefits. This should encourage anyone suffering from chronic vertigo to give upper cervical chiropractic a try.
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