Vertigo can be a very uncomfortable symptom to experience, regardless of the underlying cause. Whether the room starts to spin or you have some other false sensation of motion, nausea and falls and can accompany vertigo. We’re going to take a look at a few things you can do to help reduce vertigo occurrence without heading for a bottle of pills.
How to Naturally Reduce Vertigo Occurrence
Here are 5 things you can do to limit how often vertigo attacks occur:
- Sleep well – Getting enough rest is important for vertigo sufferers. Lack of sleep can cause lightheadedness and may trigger migraines, which are often accompanied by vertigo.
- Stay hydrated – Dehydration can lead to vertigo and dizziness.
- Limit salt intake – High salt intake can affect the vestibular system negatively.
- Track your triggers – If you can tell what sets off a bout of vertigo for you, try to avoid those triggers if possible.
- Atlas alignment – Upper cervical chiropractic is finding success in helping vertigo patients.
Atlas Alignment and Vertigo Relief
The atlas is located at the top of the spine and the base of the skull. It balances the head, protects the brainstem, facilitates blood flow to the head, and is in close proximity to the ears. For all these reasons, a misaligned atlas can have a profound effect on the vestibular system and lead to vertigo and other symptoms.
Upper cervical chiropractic involves precise measurements of the location of the atlas accompanied by extremely gentle adjustments. As a result, a person may begin to experience fewer or less severe vertigo attacks. Some even achieve complete resolution.
If you have sustained a head or neck injury in the past – perhaps from a car accident, sports injury, slip and fall, or horseback riding accident – you may be suffering from an upper cervical subluxation. Contact an upper cervical practitioner near you to learn more.