Vertigo is just about one of the most common symptoms people experience. Fortunately for most people, vertigo only lasts a few minutes or even just seconds. Even this can be dangerous, however, due to the risk of causing a fall. There is also a more persistent and debilitating form of vertigo called PPPD. What is it? How can you conquer it? Read on to learn about this condition that can make a person’s whole world spin out of control.
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First of all, PPPD stands for persistent postural perceptual dizziness. The name basically says what it is. The patient suffers from recurrent episodes of vertigo. In fact, a person with PPPD by definition has to have more days with vertigo than vertigo-free days.
The question then becomes, what leads to the onset of PPPD? Here are a few things that may be at the root of the issue:
Some people are more prone to experiencing something like PPPD than others. What factors would put a person in the high-risk group?
This makes it clear that persistent cases of vertigo have to do with more than just the function of the ear. We need to look to the central nervous system to find a long-term solution. What makes the atlas vertebra (the top bone in the neck) a good place to start?
When the atlas is out of alignment, it can affect many body functions that can lead to persistent cases of vertigo. For example, a misaligned C1 vertebra can be linked to migraines and other neurological disorders as well as vestibular conditions. Here are a few ways an atlas subluxation affects the body:
As you can see, the proper position of the atlas can play an important role in many of the body’s systems and functions that are related to balance and spatial orientation. As a result, a misalignment could be the basis for consistent issues with vertigo. How can you get this subluxation corrected safely and effectively?
Upper cervical chiropractors use safe and gentle methods to precisely measure and correct atlas misalignments. Low force corrections are long-lasting and give the body the time that it needs in order to heal. So if you are used to the jerking and popping adjustments of general chiropractic, you will be pleasantly surprised by how gentle upper cervical care is. Precision is the key to using less force.
If you are suffering from persistent issues with vertigo, especially if you have a history of head or neck trauma, this may be the natural solution you have been searching for. Use the search feature on this website to locate the nearest practitioner to you. Then schedule a consultation to learn if you are a good candidate for this therapy. You may have just found the safe and natural way to say goodbye to vertigo for good!
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