Central vertigo is differentiated from peripheral vertigo (the more common form of the condition) by having its genesis in the central nervous system rather than in the ear. While this means that some of these types of vertigo are the most dangerous underlying causes, there are also some that have a very specific underlying issue that can be reversed.
In particular, central vertigo springs from either a problem in the cerebellum (the bottom part of the brain) or the brainstem (the section that attaches to the spinal cord at the base of the skull). That particular location is significant to our discussion, but first, let’s look at 5 causes of central vertigo.
When the brainstem is the underlying problem, the real issue may be a C1 misalignment. This is because the C1 vertebra (atlas) protects the brainstem. Even a very slight misalignment could, in turn, put pressure on the brainstem and affect the balance of the body. Correcting the misalignment often provides relief from vertigo in such cases.
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