New Technology For Vertigo Diagnosis Offers Hope To Patients

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If you suffer from vertigo or motion sickness, you are familiar with the debilitating dizzy spells it brings. Despite not being dangerous on its own, it does come with risks of falls and slips due to dizziness and balance issues. Finding effective vertigo relief can reduce such risks for you. 

But getting a diagnosis for vertigo is more complex than it may seem. First, because vertigo is not a condition per se but a symptom of an underlying condition, it may be tricky because doctors may need to rule out different conditions to fully identify what's causing vertigo. On top of that, healthcare professionals also need to confirm if you really are experiencing vertigo or a completely different health concern. 

In early 2022, a new vibrating device called B250 was announced to the public. This device, using bone-conducted sounds, can help patients get an efficient diagnosis of dizziness problems. So, how does it work? 

The manufacturer explains that the vibrating device uses bone conduction transmission. The sound waves are converted into vibrations felt through the skull, stimulating the cochlea within the ear in the same way as when sound waves usually go through the ear canal, the eardrum, and the middle ear. 

Compared to the previous testing equipment for the root cause of dizziness problems, loud and very high sound levels can cause permanent hearing damage. The B250 is believed to be safer to use as it does not come with risks of ear damage. It can be the safer testing for children and even patients with impaired hearing.

Common causes of vertigo

Patients seeking vertigo relief that works may be familiar with some of these possible causes of vertigo. But the causes will also vary depending on your vertigo type. Is it peripheral vertigo or central vertigo?

Peripheral vertigo

This type is the most common, which can stem from a problem with the balance mechanisms of the inner ear. The most common causes include the following:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Head injury
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuronitis
  • Ménière's disease
  • Taking certain types of medication

Central Vertigo

Problems in some parts of your brain, such as the cerebellum or the brainstem, usually cause this. Some of the usual causes of central vertigo include:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Brain tumor in the cerebellum
  • Medication side effects
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis – a condition that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord)
  • Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or a stroke

Upper cervical misalignment and vertigo

One of the overlooked causes of vertigo is a misalignment in the upper cervical spine, where the top two vertebrae in the neck lie. When these bones become misaligned, they can interfere with blood flow to the brain and disrupt nerve signals sent between the brain and other body parts. This disruption of nerve signals can lead to dizziness and vertigo episodes.Misalignments also irritate the brainstem, which can prompt the transmission of wrong or inaccurate signals sent to the brain and trigger bouts of vertigo. The brainstem is an integral part of the central nervous system that helps process messages from the body to the brain. But misalignments can cause it to malfunction hence the distorted signals it sends. Upper cervical misalignments will require upper cervical chiropractic adjustments to relieve your brainstem from irritation and undue pressure and restore your spine's balance and alignment.

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustments Can Provide Lasting Vertigo Relief 

Upper cervical chiropractic adjustments can help relieve symptoms associated with vertigo attacks, such as nausea, dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, and fatigue, to bring lasting relief. Through careful analysis of patient history combined with gentle adjustments to realign the upper cervical spine back into its natural position, upper cervical chiropractors can provide lasting relief from uncomfortable vertigo episodes while also reducing one's risk for future bouts.

In addition to restoring balance and posture to your body, this natural method gently realigns your upper cervical spine back into its natural position to improve your overall health. Regular visits to an upper cervical chiropractor may also reduce your risk for future episodes and improve your quality of life overall.You may look for a reputable and board-certified chiropractor using our doctors' directory. Narrow your search according to your location and book your appointment to get started with your upper cervical care.

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