While vertigo is a very common condition, it is always good to know as much as you can about something that is affecting your health. Consider the following three questions about vertigo. You may learn something new from the answers.
Is the Big Toe or the Inner Ear More Integral to Balance?
The fact is that you can live without your big toe. It may slow down your running speed, but studies show that disability is actually minimal. Inner ear problems can be very debilitating. Vertigo is just one of the many balance issues that occur if the inner ear is not functioning properly.
At What Age Does Vertigo Become a Common Concern?
After 40, about 40% of people will experience vertigo. As age increases, not only do conditions that involve dizziness increase but also the risk of a fall. Each year in the US about 1 in 3 adults aged 65 and over experience a fall.
Do Migraines Cause Vertigo?
Many migraines come along with vertigo as a symptom, especially vestibular migraines which may not even occur at the same time as the severe head pain commonly associated with migraines. This can make vestibular migraines difficult to diagnose.
Upper Cervical Care for Vertigo
When a person with vertigo has neck or head trauma in his history, getting the upper neck checked for a misalignment is a good idea. Even if the injury seemed minor and occurred years ago, it could have caused a misalignment that is now affecting the function of the vestibular system. It is not a surprise then that many case studies support the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic care for vertigo patients.
If a person’s vertigo is being caused by such a subluxation of the atlas (C1 vertebra), then a correction may have both immediate and long-term benefits.
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