Vertigo is the false sensation that everything is spinning. It is a common condition that affects people around the world. Up to 10% of people under 40 experience vertigo and 40% of people over 40 have to deal with this disorder. Over the past decade, 2.5% of ER visits were due to vertigo.
The false sensation of spinning occurs due to an issue in the vestibular system. This body system controls balance and orientation of the body. Also, it includes the inner ear and the nerves that communicate information to the brain about the body’s position and location. Therefore, signals to the brain become distorted and vertigo occurs.
Traditional vertigo treatment focuses on medications to deal with symptoms. Whereas, natural treatments focus on helping the brain to interpret signals properly. They reduce the frequency and severity of attacks. Furthermore, some eliminate them altogether. As a result, more people are beginning to seek out alternative treatment. A doctor from Colorado believes that a particular way of performing a somersault can reset the ear fluid and treat vertigo. Upper cervical chiropractors utilize a specific method to correct the feeling of spinning.
Achieving Vertigo Relief Through Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Upper cervical doctors frequently relieve the false sense of spinning by focusing on the upper cervical spine. They make sure the C1 and C2 vertebrae are in proper alignment. A misalignment in this part of the neck can impact the vestibular system. Therefore, it can distort the messages of the body and affect the ear.
A study revealed that 60 vertigo patients under upper cervical care all saw benefits. 80% experienced complete resolution of vertigo. The other 20% experienced improvements in severity and frequency.
We hope to provide similar results to our patients. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how upper cervical chiropractic can help with vertigo.