Vertigo is a medical condition that causes feelings of spinning and unbalance, generally because of a problem with the inner ear. Some other symptoms of vertigo include headaches, nausea, loss of hearing, ringing ears, sweating, or swaying. Vertigo is a common ailment after a head or neck injury. If you have experienced any of these symptoms or you suspect you have vertigo, Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar at Vital Life Chiropractic can help!
Causes of Vertigo
Vertigo is usually caused by three main conditions. First, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, known as BPPV, occurs when calcium particles have cluttered the inner ear over time. While the cause of this condition is unknown, the majority of cases have occurred in older individuals. Second, Vestibular neuritis is another vertigo-related condition caused by ear infections. The nerves in the inner ear become inflamed, giving rise to vertigo. And third, Meniere’s disease can also precipitate vertigo. This disease produces fluid buildup and pressure in the inner ear that can lead to vertigo or even long-term hearing loss.
Chiropractic Care for Vertigo
While many people have sought treatment for vertigo through physical therapy, medication, or even surgery, these methods can be ineffective and come with many side effects. Chiropractic care in Lithia Springs is a better alternative because it treats the root cause rather than just the symptoms. Lack of motion or misalignment in the spine can cause faulty signals to the brain about the rest of the body, so the chiropractic adjustments will work to correct the misalignments and remove nerve interference.
Chiropractic adjustments will reposition any fragments in the inner ear (vestibulocochlear apparatus), otherwise known as the “balance center” of our body. If too much debris has been deposited in the inner ear, vertigo can occur. This debris will be removed when proper function is restored to the body through an adjustment, and then proper balance should return and the vertigo symptoms should disappear. Consistent care and visits to the chiropractor can eliminate all symptoms of vertigo and restore the quality of life to those suffering from this condition.
Chiropractic Care Has Worked for Others
Several case studies have been done to show that chiropractic can work to relieve vertigo. In one such study, a middle-aged woman complained of upper arm issues (previously diagnosed neurological problems), neck stiffness, and vertigo. After two and a half months of regular chiropractic adjustments, the issues were all resolved. In another study, a twelve-year-old boy had vertigo that had caused him to miss up to half of his seven years of school thus far. He received regular adjustments to the C2 and C6 vertebrae regularly over the course of 12 months. Chiropractic care began at three times per week, and visits were gradually reduced to one visit per month. After the first few visits, the boy reported reduced headaches and dizziness. At the end of the 12 months, he reported no symptoms whatsoever, and his attendance at school had vastly improved from 223 half days absent to 56 half days absent.
If you or someone you know has been living a poor quality of life due to vertigo and you’re ready for a change, call Vital Life Chiropractic today!
Kelly, D.D., Holt, K. “Resolution of Vertigo, Migraines and Neck Pain in a 12-Year-Old Boy Receiving Chiropractic Care – A Case Study.” Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health, 2010 Sept: 150-153. http://livingvitallife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Resolution-of-Vertigo-Migraines-and-Neck-Pain-in-a-12-Year-Old-Boy-Receiving-Chiropractic-Care-3.pdf.
Davis, W.R., Basillio, R.F. “Resolution of Brachioradial Pruritis, Vertigo & Neck Pain Following Introduction of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study.” Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 2011 Apr: 22-24. http://livingvitallife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Resolution-of-Brachioradial-Pruritis-Vertigo-Neck-Pain-Following-Introduction-of-Upper-Cervical-Care-1.pdf.