Vertigo may be one of the most common symptoms that a person can experience, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of incorrect information on the Internet. We’re going to take a look at a few of the most common misconceptions regarding the diseases and conditions that cause vertigo. In the end, we will address a natural way to get relief. In fact, hundreds of patients in case studies have found natural relief without turning to injections, surgeries, and other invasive vertigo treatments. Read on to learn more.
Myth #1 – All Vertigo Diseases Are Alike
Not only is this untrue, but because of the fact that there are many different types of conditions that cause vertigo, the symptom itself also presents in many different ways. Here are a few examples of variations:
- Frequency – Some people have vertigo on an almost daily basis, while others may rarely experience this false sensation of movement.
- Duration – For the majority of patients, vertigo is momentary or a few minutes at the most. However, there are more severe causes of vertigo that can lead to bouts that last all day long. If vertigo lasts more than 24 hours, this may be an indicator of perpetual vertigo (a very rare occurrence).
- Severity – Vertigo severity may vary not only from person to person but also from occurrence to occurrence. A mild episode may be over before any complications arise. A severe bout may lead to a fall and injury, nausea and vomiting, and other problems.
- Sensation experienced – While most people think of vertigo as the feeling that the room is spinning, the sensation experienced can also vary. Things may seem to sway, tilt, or bend. A rotational element is common but not required.
Myth #2 – Vertigo Is the Name of the Disease
Vertigo is just a symptom. It just happens to be a symptom of many different conditions. As a result, it is extremely common. So how did the idea arise that vertigo is a condition? It could be due to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) having the symptom in the name of the condition. It could also be due to the fact that about half of patients never find out the underlying cause. These factors can make it seem like vertigo is its own thing.
Myth #3 – Vertigo Is Just a Sign of Aging
The likelihood of getting vertigo increases the older you get. So does that mean it is just another indicator that you are getting older? Certainly not! First of all, young people can get vertigo too. Second, of all the possible underlying causes of vertigo, age is not on the list. It comes from a problem in the ear, the central nervous system, or even the neck. More of these diseases and conditions start to spring up around middle age, which is why vertigo and aging seem to be linked.
Myth #4 – There’s No Stigma Attached to Vertigo
You would think something so common would mean it is understood, but have you ever tried to take a day off from work due to a severe bout of vertigo? Your boss probably thought you were crazy (or lazy). I guess people expect you to be able to walk normally, drive, and perform your job while everything around you seems to be moving on its own. The stigma attached to vertigo is real because people tend to treat you as if you are making it up. After all, you don’t look sick. Even if the spinning or other false sensation of movement causes you to stumble around or vomit, someone may just mistake it for a hangover. If your vertigo is recurrent and severe, it can be a tough problem to explain to others, especially when it comes to missing work or social events.
Myth #5 – There Is No Way to Get Natural Help for Vertigo
Even the most traditional of doctors probably won’t agree with this. After all, a low-sodium diet is considered a Meniere’s disease treatment that can help to reduce how often vertigo occurs. Other doctors suggest the Epley Maneuver for patients with positional vertigo. So there are things out there you can try besides medications, injections, or surgery. But what if you are approaching the need for a last resort and you haven’t found a non-invasive one yet?
We would like to introduce you to upper cervical chiropractic care. Most people haven’t heard of this subspecialty because there are only about 3,500 practitioners. However, in case studies, hundreds of patients have received relief from vertigo due to various causes. Ultimately what they all go back to is an upper cervical misalignment. So how can you know if your C1 and C2 need realignment?
Contact an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Near You
Schedule a consultation with an upper cervical chiropractor for vertigo to learn if this is the right natural therapy for you. An examination can reveal if an upper cervical misalignment exists. Precision measurements allow the practitioner to use a low force correction with none of the popping or twisting of the neck that you may associate with chiropractic in general. These gentle adjustments are designed to be safe and long-lasting, resulting in a low lifetime cost of care.
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