How is Knee Chest Chiropractic Good for Your Vertigo

Knee Chest Chiropractic

Vertigo is a symptom characterized by an illusion of motion when the patient is still. This can very likely be caused by various factors, such as medication or inner ear issues. In this article, we'll introduce you to a natural and lasting vertigo relief in the form of an Upper Cervical technique that can be very helpful in managing your attacks - the Knee Chest Chiropractic method! 

But first, let’s quickly brush on the topic of the symptom hampering your pain-free days: vertigo. 

Vertigo is the False Sensation of Spinning

Vertigo is a false sensation of dizziness, spinning, or movement. It may be caused by changes in the inner ear's balance system. Vertigo can also be caused by an illness such as an ear infection or a stroke that affects your brain's ability to process information about balance. 

When you have vertigo, it may feel as if you or your surroundings are moving while you're not (known as subjective vertigo). This can make it seem like everything is spinning around you when in reality, it isn't. Or it could make other people seem to move past you very slowly while they're actually walking normally—a phenomenon known as macropsia and micropsia, respectively (a condition also known as derealization).

All these sensations are generally called subjective vertigo because they happen inside the person experiencing them rather than caused by something outside themselves. In short, these misperceptions arise primarily from internal processes within their minds' neural pathways processing visual/auditory stimuli from their eyes and ears.

Most Common Causes of Vertigo

In order to understand vertigo, it's important to understand what the inner ear is and what happens when it becomes imbalanced. The inner ear houses a fluid called endolymph that keeps our balance steady as we move around. If this fluid becomes imbalanced, it can cause vertigo by preventing your brain from receiving accurate information about your position in space. 

Vertigo can also be caused by a virus or by a head injury, or strokes and tumors that put a strain on the inner ear structure. It can also come from migraines and anxiety disorders (such as panic attacks), which affect how the brain interprets sensory signals from the body's organs. If you've been experiencing dizziness for more than four days, get in touch with a doctor so they can determine whether one of these causes may be affecting you and recommend the most appropriate vertigo relief for you. 

Symptoms of Vertigo

The Merck Manual (that book your doctor goes and looks in when he can’t figure out what you have), defines vertigo as a false sensation of moving or spinning. That’s it – that’s the entire definition. People get confused when they look vertigo up in a dictionary and see things like loss of balance or dizziness. These are all different symptoms as far as your doctor is concerned. Vertigo is just the sensation that either you or the things around you are moving. While it very often feels like spinning, it can also manifest as tilting, swaying, or any other type of movement.

Because vertigo is just a symptom and not a condition on its own, there are usually other symptoms that occur along with vertigo. These can help you identify the underlying cause and may even be of benefit in determining the answer to the question, “Can a chiropractor help with vertigo?” in your case. What are some of the symptoms that are associated with vertigo?

If you experience dizziness, vertigo or imbalance, it can be a very unpleasant sensation. You may have problems with activities like walking or standing and feel nauseous. In addition to these, other associated symptoms of vertigo may include:


This involves a rhythmic movement of the eyes that can be caused by several conditions, particularly vestibular disorders. This can help a physician to determine whether your vertigo is related to your vestibular system (peripheral vertigo) or central nervous system (central vertigo). The oculomotor nuclei and vestibular system are interconnected, so nystagmus indicates the source of vertigo is peripheral.

Hearing loss

Hearing loss can occur when there is an excess of fluid in the inner ear. This can also result in vertigo, so it makes sense that the two symptoms often present together.


This refers to a ringing, buzzing, or another sound occurring in the ear. It is often associated with both hearing loss and vertigo.


Heavy sweating may occur alongside vertigo.

This is just a short list of some of the symptoms you may experience, depending on the underlying cause of your vertigo. Let’s look at a few of those causes now. If you are maxed out about experiencing all this unnecessary pain and stress, perhaps it’s time to try Knee Chest Chiropractic.

Knee Chest Chiropractic

What is Knee Chest Chiropractic?

The knee-chest position is used to access the vertebrae in the neck, and it can be beneficial for many conditions. Chiropractors often use the knee-chest position to address scoliosis and neck pain, as well as vertigo symptoms. This method is an effective and safe way to resolve vertigo because it allows for gentle adjustments of your upper cervical spine, which helps reduce pressure on nerves that contribute to dizziness. 

If you suffer from dizziness caused by issues with your spine, you may want to consider visiting a chiropractor who specializes in Knee Chest Chiropractic. Many patients who have done so found that they experience notable vertigo relief after only a few appointments with their chiropractor. This is because the spine plays a large role in how we perceive our surroundings and balance ourselves when moving. The joints of the spine move back and forth as well as bend and rotate, allowing us to walk and talk without falling over or slurring our words. When these joints become misaligned due to injury or improper posture (such as sitting at a computer all day), this movement becomes inhibited, which may cause issues like headaches or dizziness by reducing blood flow to specific parts of your brain.

Knee Chest Chiropractic for Lasting Vertigo Relief

This method is non-invasive and painless, so you don't have to worry about any side effects or complications! To get you better acquainted with the technique, we’ll give you a preview of how this method works:

Knee Chest chiropractic aims to restore the normal function of the nervous system. The neck vertebrae are the building blocks of the spine, and when they misalign, it can cause many different kinds of problems, including vertigo. In this procedure, you would lay on your back with your legs bent up in a knee-chest position. A piece of equipment called a drop table would gently lower your head below your heart so that gravity can help correct any misalignments in your spine or neck that might be causing issues with balance and other symptoms. With their hands, the chiropractor will then apply pressure around those areas where there may be some misalignment or stiffness, helping to move everything back into place and relieve pain from muscles being overworked because they aren't working properly because of spinal issues.

We hope that helped you grasp the idea of this natural and holistic vertigo relief that is both fast-acting and long-lasting. Whenever you are ready to try Knee Chest Chiropractic, visit the Upper Cervical Awareness website for the list of authorized and credible Knee Chest chiropractors in the United States!

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