Cholesteatoma and Other Triggers of Spinning Sensations

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Have you ever heard of cholesteatoma? What about other triggers of vertigo attacks like positional vertigo and Meniere’s? If you’re not familiar with these conditions, you might find out quick discussion helpful. Read on to learn about the usual triggers of vertigo and the leading remedies that patients use, such as atlas bone adjustment, in our discussion below. 

What health problems set off vertigo attacks? 

Unknown to many people, vertigo isn’t a separate condition but an indication of an underlying problem such as cholesteatoma. Hence, if you want to prevent spinning sensations from taking over your life, you will need to take a step back and find out why you have the symptom in the first place. Let’s help you understand these health concerns better. 

#1. Cholesteatoma

Only 9 out of 100,000 American adults get diagnosed with cholesteatoma or benign ear cyst. While the abnormal tissue growth isn’t cancerous, it presses on the middle and inner ear, triggering problems ranging from vertigo attacks to temporary hearing loss. Studies identify several causes of cholesteatoma. These include the following:

  • Inner ear infection 
  • Allergic reaction
  • Eustachian tube drainage problem
  • Developmental problems during the fetal stage

#2. Positional Vertigo 

Positional vertigo or BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is among the leading triggers of spinning sensations. It primarily develops because of displaced calcium crystals. The small bits of calcium crystals intervene with your vestibular system’s normal function, causing your brain to detect false motion. 

The episodes usually start after making sudden head movements like rolling out of bed or picking something off the ground. Besides vertigo attacks, patients diagnosed with positional vertigo experience additional problems, including the following:  

  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Visual aura problems

#3. Meniere’s Disease 

According to statistics, roughly 0.2 percent of Americans have Meniere’s. It’s a rare health concern that often remains undetectable until it causes problems like chronic vertigo attacks, ear fullness, and hearing loss. Many celebrities have shared their experience with Meniere’s disease. A few notable names include Jessie J, Huey Lewis, and Chris Potter. They actively talk about their condition on social media to raise awareness of a rarely-discussed health complaint. 

#4. Mal de Debarquement 

In French, Mal de Debarquement translates to disembarkation illness. As the name suggests, this condition gets triggered right after a flight or a boat ride. Persistent bobbing, rocking, or swaying can trick the brain and vestibular system into detecting movement even when everything’s still. 

Some patients diagnosed with this condition have the symptoms for a couple of hours. However, others have it at worst because they experience vertigo attacks and other Mal de Debarquement symptoms for several days. 

Unlike other vertigo-causing health problems, Mal de Debarquement requires a bit more attention and experimentation. That’s because some vertigo remedies provide very little relief to patients diagnosed with this condition.

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#5. Labyrinthitis 

Are you familiar with the labyrinth – that tiny inner ear bone that helps your brain detect motion and balance changes? Notably, these bones can sometimes become inflamed when you have a bacterial or viral infection. Consequently, the inflammation triggers problems like uncontrollable eye jerking, tinnitus, hearing loss, vomiting, and nausea. 

Most cases of labyrinthitis clear after a couple of weeks. Usually, it only requires taking antiviral or antibacterial medication and the pathogen-causing microbes or organisms. 

#6. Vestibular Neuritis

Besides the labyrinth, the vestibular nerve is also quite susceptible to inflammation and infection. When your inner ear gets infected by a bacteria or virus, the vestibular nerve may malfunction and fail to transmit the correct messages to the brain. This specific nerve communicates with your brain about balance and proprioception. So, naturally, if it malfunctions, you experience spinning sensations. 

Thankfully, vestibular neuritis and its symptoms improve right after the infection clears. This means you won’t need to worry about your vertigo attacks once you get better. Similar to labyrinthitis, you will also need to take antiviral and antibacterial medication.

How To Cope With Spinning Sensations With The Help of Atlas Bone Adjustment

There you have it - our list of common causes of vertigo episodes. Which of the conditions we enumerated do you think triggered your problem? Thankfully, regardless of what you have, you have a high chance of reducing the frequency and severity of your vertigo attacks with the help of an atlas bone adjustment

Several case studies have established that an atlas bone adjustment helps vertigo patients experience relief by removing pressure on the brain and vestibular system. Notably, most vertigo-causing diseases and disorders share a strong connection with postural problems in the cervical spine. 

As you may already know, the uppermost neck bones protect the brainstem and support several cranial nerves. Additionally, the neck bones play a significant role in maintaining proprioception, or your body’s ability to detect movements. Naturally, when the delicate balance between your neck bones and the head gets disrupted, several body systems suffer the impact. 

Thankfully, this is where upper cervical care comes in. It aims to correct the postural problem and restore your health. It will also help you cope with your vertigo episodes by removing signal disruptions and improving blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid drainage. 

If you haven’t tapped into this remedy just yet, we strongly suggest booking your appointment with a local upper cervical doctor. This will help you receive a thorough assessment and ensure that you receive tailor-fit neck bone adjustments. 

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