Vestibular Neuritis, Labyrinthitis, and a Promising Solution

Have you ever found yourself spinning in a room that stands perfectly still? Do simple tasks, like walking in a straight line or focusing on your vision, suddenly feel like insurmountable challenges? Are you frequently confronted with an unexplained hearing loss that further disrupts your balance and sense of place? These bewildering symptoms, often leading to significant stress and anxiety, could be a signal from your body that you are suffering from either Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis. While both conditions affect the inner ear and can seriously impact your quality of life, there’s a holistic option that offers a pathway to relief, and it comes in the form of Upper Cervical Chiropractic.

Main Difference Between Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis

While Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis are both vestibular conditions that cause inflammation within the inner ear, their primary distinction lies in the specific areas they affect and, consequently, the range of symptoms they cause:

Vestibular Neuritis:

  • Affected Area: This condition triggers vestibular nerve inflammation, affecting the signals transmitted to and from the brain that help you detect balance or motion changes.
  • Primary Symptoms: Because the vestibular nerve is responsible for balance, Vestibular Neuritis primarily leads to vertigo (a sensation of spinning), imbalance, and dizziness. Generally, hearing remains unaffected among people diagnosed with this condition.


  • Affected Area: In contrast, Labyrinthitis is the inflammation of the entire labyrinth, the delicate, interconnected system in the inner ear that controls hearing and balance.
  • Primary Symptoms: Due to the wider area of inflammation, Labyrinthitis typically presents with both balance issues (like vertigo and dizziness) and hearing problems, potentially including hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Think of the labyrinth as a complex, vital control center for your sense of balance and hearing. Vestibular Neuritis is akin to a localized storm in one part of this control center (affecting balance), while Labyrinthitis represents a more extensive storm that throws both your balance and hearing into chaos.

Relieve Vertigo and Other Symptoms with the Help of Upper Cervical Chiropractic

For those who worry a lot about Vestibular Neuritis, Labyrinthitis and other vestibular conditions, it is helpful to tap into Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care. This specialized and holistic approach to restoring balance in the body focuses on improving the alignment of the atlas and axis bones – two critical structures that directly influence spinal health and some functionalities of cerebrovascular and nervous systems. 

To an extent, the position of the atlas and axis bones can also impact fluid drainage in the ears - a crucial factor that can worsen conditions like inner ear infections, Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis. By gently correcting misalignments in this region, Upper Cervical Chiropractic can help to reduce inflammation and promote optimal nervous system function, allowing your body to heal itself more effectively. 

If you’re weary from spinning and searching for solid ground, we encourage you to explore this transformative approach to health and well-being. Take that hopeful step toward balance, clarity, and relief. Book an appointment with a trusted Vertigo Chiropractor in your locale with the help of Upper Cervical Awareness today! Hopefully, with your first consultation, you can be on your way to going back to a steadier, more vibrant life.

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