What is vertigo, what causes it, and why is chiropractic care often one of the best solutions? Let's take a closer look at this condition and how a chiropractor may be able to help.
Ask a Chiropractor: What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is often mistaken for general dizziness, but the truth is that vertigo symptoms are often more complex. Most frequently, vertigo patients feel like the room is spinning around them, or that their head or body is spinning while they're sitting still. Other symptoms include headaches, nausea, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and balance issues.
Although anyone can experience vertigo, the condition becomes more common as people age. Symptoms can be short- or long-term and can be caused by a variety of factors, including head or neck trauma and inner ear disturbances.
The good news is that, while vertigo can be unnerving and could potentially lead to other issues (like falls), there's a simple way to address it: chiropractic care.
How Chiropractic Care Addresses Vertigo
A chiropractor treats a wide range of conditions and ailments, and vertigo is no exception. Whether this condition is caused by a specific injury, issues with the inner ear, or something else, chiropractic care is often the best and most comprehensive way to overcome those disconcerting symptoms.
The process begins when you work with your chiropractor to determine what may be causing your vertigo. Once you've determined the most likely explanation, your chiropractor will choose one of many approaches that can help address your symptoms:
Body adjustments: When people think about chiropractic care, this is most often what they're envisioning. A chiropractor can manipulate or realign your joints and spine, helping address nerve communication issues that could lead to vertigo symptoms.
Head adjustments: In certain cases, a chiropractor may focus more on your neck than your spine. By gently maneuvering your head into various positions, your chiropractor will move tiny crystals in your inner ear that are responsible for your experience of gravity.
Exercises: Chiropractors often teach you exercises you can use to address vertigo symptoms on your own. It's like a little bit of chiropractic care you can take home with you.
In conclusion, vertigo can be unpleasant and even dangerous, but a chiropractor can help you overcome these symptoms and resume a happy, healthy life.
Contact us today to learn how chiropractic care can help address your vertigo or other conditions.