Vertigo is a common symptom of many health conditions and may thus prove confusing when searching for a diagnosis. For example, anxiety disorders and Meniere’s disease both commonly cause vertigo. How can you be sure which condition is behind vertigo? It can be especially difficult to diagnose Meniere’s in a person who gets panic attacks. Let’s take a closer look at these conditions.
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A general anxiety disorder can cause vertigo. A patient who is experiencing this condition may also suffer from:
When a person experiences these symptoms along with vertigo, it is understandable that a physician may not search for a separate cause. However, a patient with anxiety troubles may also have a vestibular problem if vertigo is accompanied by:
Meniere’s disease often sets in for people of middle-age. It can also occur following a head or neck trauma – sometimes as much as 15 years later.
Meniere’s disease results from having too much fluid in one of the ears. However, an upper cervical chiropractor, Dr. M. Burcon, spent years performing case studies on patients with Meniere’s and past whiplash injuries. What was the result?
Patients saw a greater than 90% reduction in symptoms. Many of these patients had suffered a whiplash injury more than a decade before the onset of Meniere’s. As a result, Dr. Burcon postulated that an upper cervical misalignment was causing a Eustachian tube lesion that gradually inhibited the inner ear’s ability to drain fluid properly. This finally resulted in Meniere’s disease.
Today, upper cervical chiropractors around the world are helping patients deal with Meniere’s disease and other vertigo conditions. If you suffer from a vestibular problem, especially if you have suffered a head or neck injury in the past, schedule an appointment with an upper cervical chiropractor near you to learn more.
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