Does Living in a 5G Area Increase Risks for Vertigo?

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Are you fascinated by 5G technology but have reservations about using it because of articles you came across about its effects on your balance system? Are you concerned that while it could help you stay connected, it could negatively affect your ability to move around, engage with people in person, and function as an individual?

With this in mind, we decided to tackle 5G's effects on your vertigo episodes. This way, you can better understand how 5G tech might or might not affect your condition. Additionally, we'll let you in on a practical, natural, and holistic way to cope with vertigo, regardless of its potential trigger or cause: Upper Cervical Care.

  

5G Technology: A Major Trigger of Vertigo?

5G technology uses higher frequency waves than previous generations of mobile networks. These shorter waves can carry more data, allowing faster and more reliable connections. However, some are concerned that these higher-frequency waves may adversely affect human health.

While some studies have examined the potential health effects of 5G, there is currently no scientific evidence to suggest that exposure to 5G frequencies can cause vertigo. It's worth noting that some people may experience symptoms like dizziness or vertigo when using their mobile phone, regardless of whether they are in a 5G area. This may be due to other factors, such as eye strain or motion sickness, rather than the radiofrequency waves emitted by their device.

However, it's also important to acknowledge that some people may be more sensitive to electromagnetic radiation than others. If you experience vertigo or other symptoms when using your mobile phone, it's worth speaking with a healthcare professional to know more about your situation.

If you're still concerned about the potential health effects of 5G, there are steps you can take to reduce your exposure to radiofrequency waves. These include:

  • Using a hands-free device or speakerphone when making calls
  • Limiting your mobile phone use, particularly in areas with weak signals
  • Keeping your mobile phone away from your body (use a phone case, a bag, etc.)

Ultimately, the decision to use 5G technology is personal and should be based on carefully considering the potential benefits and risks.

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Other Potential Reasons Behind a Vertigo Attack

While exploring the potential impacts of 5G on balance and vertigo, it's crucial to bridge our understanding to other causes that might explain vertigo episodes. The complexity of vertigo's origins—ranging from inner ear disturbances to neurological factors—highlights the necessity for a comprehensive approach to addressing your symptoms.

We strongly recommend looking at potential issues with your vestibular system because this controls balance and spatial orientation. Believe it or not, this takes place in the inner ear. The inner ear has 3 semicircular canals that have a fluid called endolymph as well as tiny crystals that move around in the canals. The Eustachian tube drains excess fluid. The vestibular nerve carries signals from the ear to the brain.

Other parts of the body also contribute to the sensory data provided by the vestibular system. This includes the eyes, joints, and muscles. As a result of compiling this data, the brain can tell where the body is in connection with your surroundings including the floor, items in the room, and even moving objects.

#1 Vertigo

Vertigo is the sensation that a person or the things around him are moving. Spinning is a common description, although it can also feel like rocking or slanting. While a problem in the central nervous system can cause vertigo, it is more often due to complications in the inner ear. The most common cause of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This refers to vertigo caused by certain movements of the head. If one of the crystals in the endolymph gets out of the inner ear canals, this can cause BPPV.

#2 Labyrinthitis

This is an infection that occurs inside the labyrinth or inner ear. The inflammation is usually due to flu or an upper respiratory infection. Balance disorders and dizziness are the results. The good news is that the resolution of the underlying virus or infection problems usually eliminates labyrinthitis. 

#3 Meniere’s Disease

This a rare vestibular condition (about 0.2% of the population), but it is growing more common. The cause is often attributed to excess fluid in the ear. As a result, a low-sodium diet is often recommended to reduce fluid retention. Along with severe bouts of vertigo, Meniere’s also presents with tinnitus (ringing in the ear), hearing loss, and a sensation of fullness in the ear that is affected (this is usually a one-sided condition, although both ears can be affected).

#4 Motion Sickness

This is related to vertigo and is commonly triggered by being on a boat or in another moving vehicle. The rocking of the boat or speeding up, slowing down, and turns in a vehicle cause a person to feel dizzy, nauseous, and possibly even cause vomiting. If a person continues to feel the motion after it has stopped, then it could be another condition. For example, a person may still feel like he or she is rocking long after returning to land. This is referred to as Mal de Debarquement syndrome.

#5 Vestibular Neuronitis

Don’t confuse this with labyrinthitis, which is inflammation in the labyrinth of the ear. Vestibular neuronitis is inflammation of the vestibular nerve. This too can be caused by a virus or an upper respiratory infection. The result is debilitating attacks of vertigo.

#6 Perilymph Fistula

This occurs when endolymph leaks into the middle ear. It usually only occurs following trauma, such as a head injury or a sudden pressure change (i.e., from scuba diving). Symptoms include nausea, dizziness, and growing increasingly unsteady when active. Symptoms should subside when at rest. It is possible for a baby to be born with this condition.

Consider Correcting Spinal Misalignments with the Help of Upper Cervical Care

Besides paying close attention to your body's response to 5G technology exposure, you might find it extra handy to check for neck bone misalignments. These issues can stem from various situations, like whiplash injuries from car wrecks, physical abuse, accidents from amusement park rides, and more.

If you remember having these injuries at any point in your life, we suggest ringing an Upper Cervical Chiropractic office to book your appointment and get the help you need. The sooner you can figure out if you need atlas and axis bone adjustments from an Upper Cervical Care doctor, the better you can help your balance system function smoothly. Neck bone misalignments don't get fixed without intervention. Instead, they can put immense pressure on your spine and leave you at risk for worse problems like migraines, lower back pain, and nerve compression. 

It's about time you take care of your cervical spine. It won't hurt to schedule an appointment and see if Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is a good fit for you.

  

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