Vertigo Relief, Dizziness Relief, Dizzy, Meniere’s Relief, Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere’s , Meniere’s Disease As many as 10% of people will experience vertigo at one time or another. This condition is characterized by the sensation that movement is occurring around you when it is not. For example, it may feel like the room is spinning. We’re about to answer 3 important questions about vertigo.

What Is the Difference Between Vertigo and Dizziness?

Dizziness is a generic, blanket term that covers everything from feeling lightheaded to a sensation of being off balance. Vertigo is specifically tied to the sensation of movement when there is none. You may be completely still, even lying in bed, while the room seems to spin. That sensation of movement may continue even when your eyes are closed resulting in nausea.

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What Causes Vertigo?

Vertigo can actually be a symptom of numerous underlying conditions. Everything from a simple ear infection to a problem with the central nervous system can be to blame. The vestibular system is in charge of telling your brain where your body is in relation to your surroundings. This system includes the inner ear as well as the vestibulocochlear nerve.

How Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Help?

Upper cervical chiropractic focuses on the C1 and C2 vertebrae. The proper alignment of these bones plays a vital role in the function of the central nervous system. When misaligned, pressure may be placed on the brainstem and the proper function of the ear can be affected as well. This results in a malfunction of the way the brain process signals relating to the location of the body in space. As a result, vertigo may occur.

Because of this, many find vertigo symptoms improved after an adjustment. This is especially true for those who begin experiencing vertigo after a head or neck trauma. If you have a head or neck injury in your past and are presently experiencing vertigo, why not see what upper cervical care can do for you!

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