6 Potential Causes of Vertigo and How to Respond

Potential Causes of Vertigo and How to Respond

Vertigo is an incredibly common condition, and the reasons behind its occurrence can be many and varied. As a result, it is important to understand what may be the underlying condition behind vertigo. In addition, it is important to know  how to handle each situation.  Here are 6 potential vertigo causes:

  1. Dehydration – If you have been out in sun, sweating, or simply haven’t had anything to drink for a while, have a few glasses of water to see if this corrects the problem.
  2. Low blood pressure – If your blood pressure doesn’t regulate properly when you stand, the sudden drop can cause spinning sensation. Try laying back down until it passes and stand up slower next time.
  3. MS – Multiple sclerosis can lead to vertigo as the disease destroys the myelin sheath on various nerves and causes scar tissue. This is a progressive condition that is often difficult to treat.
  4. Migraine – Vertigo occurs for up to 40% of migraine patients. Vestibular migraine is the term for migraines that present with vestibular (balance) problems. Migraine care is dependent on the underlying cause, especially if the condition began following a head injury.
  5. Stroke – If you are experiencing other symptoms of a stroke, seek immediate emergency medical attention.  
  6. BPPV – Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common cause of vertigo. In this case, the false sense of spinning is due to the movements of the head.

Finding Natural Relief from Vertigo

For many of the causes of vertigo noted above, upper cervical chiropractic care can serve as a natural way to get help. When the atlas vertebra is misaligned, it can place pressure on the brainstem, restrict blood flow to the brain, and lead to issues such as vertigo, migraines, and even MS.

If you are suffering from recurrent spinning sensation, especially if you have a history of head or neck trauma, contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you to learn more.

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