Rather than being a condition in and of itself, vertigo is primarily a symptom of an underlying condition. When the trigger for a person’s vertigo is his or her head position, it is referred to as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This is the most common cause of vertigo. However, there are a number of other underlying causes. Let’s examine a few.
Causes of Vertigo
Migraines – While migraines are most well-known for causing a severe headache, vertigo is another possible symptom. In fact, certain types of migraines (classified as silent migraines) do not result in a headache. In such cases, vertigo is often one of the main identifying factors.
Labyrinthitis – Sometimes vertigo is caused by an ear infection (labyrinthitis). When this is the case, vertigo should resolve when the infection clears up.
Meniere’s Disease – This is a rare vestibular condition that presents with vertigo, a feeling of fullness in the affected ear, temporary hearing loss, and tinnitus as the primary symptoms.
Clearing Up Vertigo the Natural Way
While medications may try to reduce the amount of fluid in the inner ear or stop the sensation of vertigo in another way, none of these pills address a common underlying issue. Vertigo often begins at some point after a head or neck injury. This is because the uppermost vertebrae can have a profound effect on the vestibular system, which is responsible for maintaining balance.
In a case study conducted specifically on Meniere’s patients, vertigo was greatly reduced for 136 of the 139 participants by means of upper cervical chiropractic care. It is important to note that all of the participants had suffered trauma to the neck in a car accident, sports injury, or fall. As a result, the study’s author recommended an examination by an upper cervical chiropractor for anyone who begins experiencing vertigo after any kind of head or neck injury.