When vertigo strikes, it can be frightening and debilitating. Sufferers describe vertigo as a spinning feeling, and it can be triggered by a trauma to the head or neck area, or it can start after a sudden, quick movement of the head. Vertigo can cause nausea, dizziness, double vision and the inability to drive or do regular activities.
Vertigo can sometimes follow neck injuries from falls, traumas, or whip lashes. When the cervical neck is misaligned, the nervous system does not function properly and vertigo, headaches, earaches, migraines and other symptoms may be experienced. Vertigo can also be a symptom of a neurological condition, although less frequently, such as a stroke or Multiple Sclerosis. Left untreated, more serious and chronic conditions may develop, indicating the body is struggling and not able to perform optimally.
Most of the time, vertigo is not caused by a serious condition but from a problem with the inner ear. Upper cervical Chiropractors can help to relieve vertigo by re-aligning the top bones of the spine, the Atlas (C1) and the Axis (C2) and when necessary, a specific head movement, to help reposition the crystals in the inner ear.
The inner ear contains the body’s balance sensor, the vestibulocochlear system. This complex system of tubes filled with fluid provides signals and information to the central nervous system. When the cervical spinal bones are out of alignment or the crystal debris is clogging sensitive areas, and then vertigo attacks may occur.
An upper cervical chiropractor makes very precise and gentle adjustments to specific vertebrae that are not moving properly and creating misinformation about the body’s exact position and movement. These adjustments are made without cracking or popping and provide painless, safe relief from vertigo, neck and back pain, insomnia, digestive issues, migraines, and other chronic health issues. Upper cervical chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive approach to wellness without experiencing the potential negative side effects of drugs or surgery.
For a free consultation at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley's premier Wellness Center, call 480-325-6977. The Doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists who have been caring for families for over 21 years. Adjustments are very precise and gentle -- no popping and cracking! Schedule your free consultation to find if a misaligned spine may be the cause of your vertigo and other symptoms. Call today and live a longer, happier, healthier life!