What is Vertigo ? Who gets it? What is the best way to care for it? Because this is such a common condition, everyone seems to have an opinion, and while the Internet is a great research tool, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Here are a few ideas about this condition that are commonly repeated but are not accurate.
The Eustachian tubes are responsible for keeping an excess of fluid from building up in the ears. It is this fluid that can result in a spinning sensation. Unfortunately, if anything throws off the function of these tubes, the ears have no proper way to drain. An upper cervical misalignment can be the underlying factor.
It makes sense then that when those who suffer head or neck trauma before the onset of vertigo are cared for with upper cervical adjustments, the results are often astounding. For example, in one study involving 60 vertigo patients, 80% saw the end of vertigo symptoms within 6 months, and the other 20% all saw a significant reduction in severity.
If you suffer from a false sense of spinning, especially if you have a head or neck injury in your history, seek a consultation with an upper cervical chiropractor.
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