Do you recall playing the kid’s game where you had to spin around ever-faster before attempting to walk straight? In the playground, the resulting dizziness and “wobbliness” generated a lot of laughing, but when dizziness and Vertigo hit in adulthood, it’s not so amusing; instead, it may be crippling, sad, and significantly lower quality of life.
The good news is that chiropractic therapy can be beneficial for many reasons dizziness and Vertigo.
Dizziness and vertigo signs and symptoms
A medical condition or an injury, such as a head or neck trauma, can cause symptoms. Symptoms include feeling unstable on your feet or as though everything is whirling or moving around you. Additionally, if you turn your head too rapidly, you can feel dizzy, faint, nauseous, exhausted, have trouble focusing, or suffer blurred vision.
Medication to treat the symptoms may make you drowsy and unsafe to operate machines or drive. Chiropractic is a safe and effective option that offers drug-free therapy.
Several typical causes:
An issue typically involves Vertigo with the vestibular system, which controls balance by detecting movement in the inner ear.
- The most frequent cause of Vertigo is BPPV, or benign paroxysmal positional Vertigo, which develops when microscopic calcium carbonate crystals break off and land in the incorrect inner ear canal. A simple move like rolling over in bed or glancing up at the ceiling might cause these particles to excite motion sensors in the ear, resulting in strong vertigo symptoms. In elderly persons, BPPV symptoms are frequently the cause of falls.
- Meniere’s disease may be a very unpleasant and incapacitating condition. The afflicted ear may feel full, intermittent hearing loss, and episodes of Vertigo that last anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours or more. The issue is linked to an accumulation of extra fluid in the inner ear. Meniere’s patients may benefit from chiropractic therapy. Still, it’s critical to get treatment as soon as possible since each time the symptoms return, more harm is done to your hearing and balance. The long-term symptoms of Meniere’s can be reduced with vestibular rehabilitation exercises, which your chiropractor can provide. Meniere’s has no known treatment, but these activities can help the brain adapt to the signals from the damaged ear (or ears).
- One in ten migraineurs has vestibular migraine (VM), also known as migraine-associated Vertigo, a less frequent cause of Vertigo. Vertigo bouts, ranging from a few minutes to 72 hours, are among the symptoms. Chiropractic care can help people with vestibular migraines without using pharmaceuticals or medications. Benefits include reduced frequency and severity, shorter-duration attacks, and longer intervals between episodes.
Effective treatment requires an understanding of the underlying cause.
A chiropractor will carefully evaluate your symptoms and medical background. Because it is crucial to identify the source of your issue before properly treating it, he will be examining all the cues to ascertain whether your symptoms are caused by –
A peripheral problem, or an issue with the information entering your brain, a central concern, or both (a problem with interpreting this information correctly)
While some patients may require additional testing, which would necessitate a referral to another specialist healthcare provider, this is not required in most circumstances. After their initial visit, most patients leave knowing the nature and origin of the issue causing their dizziness and Vertigo, as well as having a treatment plan in place that is intended to alleviate their symptoms.