Vertigo is one of the most common symptoms experienced by people today. In fact, it has been reported on vestibular.org that over 1 in 3 adults in the US over the age of 40 has experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction. But what is vertigo? Are there other symptoms that accompany it? How can you get a vestibular disorder diagnosed? And it there any treatment available?
We’re going to answer these questions, but we won’t leave without hope. We’ll end our discussion by taking a look at a natural remedy that many people have been using to combat vertigo successfully.
Vertigo is a false sense of movement that occurs when something interferes with the balance systems of the body. Three factors that control balance are:
So what sets vertigo off in the first place? There are numerous triggers, and a bunch of vertigo disease causes. However, we’re going to look at accompanying vertigo symptoms that will help you to get a diagnosis.
Here are a few of the additional symptoms that may accompany vertigo depending on the underlying cause:
What do these and other symptoms indicate? Let’s take a look at getting a diagnosis regarding vertigo diseases.
It can be tough to get an official diagnosis for many vestibular problems. Some of the exams a doctor may order include a hearing test, a balance test, or a vision exam. These tests can confirm some of your symptoms and rule out certain possible underlying causes.
If your vertigo issues only last short-term, you may not get an official diagnosis before you feel better. As a result, many people give up on trying to find the underlying issue. The main problem with this approach is that it may return later if the original issue was never resolved.
Unfortunately, it is also possible to have recurring vertigo and never find out the underlying cause. It is no wonder that most patients get benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This is a form of vertigo that causes brief and recurring episodes due to head position or sudden movements of the head.
Depending on your diagnosis, a doctor may recommend one or more of the following:
What if none of these options sound good to you or have worked in your case? Is there a natural way to get relief from vertigo?
Upper cervical chiropractic case studies have shown up to an 80% success rate at completely resolving vertigo in patients with an upper cervical subluxation. Such a misalignment can occur during a simple car accident or sports injury. As a result, it makes sense to have your neck thoroughly examined by a specialist if you suffer from recurring vertigo.
Upper cervical chiropractors are in a good position to help find and correct upper cervical subluxations because we use modern diagnostic imaging techniques to reveal misalignments down to hundredths of a degree. These are issues that a regular x-ray would miss. Even a general chiropractor is unlikely to pick up on this issue or correct it properly.
To learn more about upper cervical chiropractic and its precise, gentle adjustments, schedule a no-obligation consultation at a practice in your local area.
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