We can help you stop vertigo before it starts.
Vertigo is a disorienting symptom that affects up to 40% of American adults at some point in their lives. While there is no permanent cure, patients with recurring vertigo may see some relief once underlying causes for their symptoms are addressed.
At Georgia Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we help patients with vertigo by reducing misalignment in the upper cervical spine. Our providers also support new patients with proven vertigo exercises, many of which can be adjusted for at-home accessibility.
What causes vertigo?
Your vertigo treatment depends on the underlying causes of vertigo. Vertigo isn’t a condition, but rather a symptom often linked to issues with the inner ear and vestibular system.
Common triggers are rapid head movements and changes in body position, migraines, even certain medications.
What is the difference between vertigo and dizziness? The difference between vertigo and dizziness is the sensation you feel. A feeling of dizziness may leave you unsteady or lightheaded. Vertigo is a spinning sensation that can make you feel off-balance, even nauseous.
There are 3 main types of vertigo: peripheral, central, and cervical vertigo.
Understand your vertigo symptoms.
Peripheral vertigo is the most common type of vertigo, caused by problems with the inner ear. Common types are benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and Meniere’s disease. BPPV is an inner ear condition that happens when calcium crystals in the inner ear move to other areas.
Meniere’s disease is a chronic inner ear disorder caused by fluid changes in the ear canal. The condition is serious enough that it can cause hearing loss over time.
Central vertigo is linked to problems with the central nervous system or the brain. Conditions like multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and seizure disorders can all come with side effects that include vertigo.
Cervical vertigo, or cervicogenic dizziness, can happen after a neck injury. Neck pain, back pain, vision problems, and earaches are common side effects.
Effective treatments for each depend on your health history and the root cause of your vertigo. Our experts at Georgia Upper Cervical Chiropractic understand that to treat vertigo successfully, a holistic approach is the best approach.
Is chiropractic good for vertigo? Chiropractic treatment is good for vertigo. In many cases, a chiropractor can help reduce symptoms over time.
Chiropractic care can keep vertigo at bay.
Misalignment in the upper cervical spine is a possible cause of cervical vertigo in some patients. Gentle chiropractic manipulation and vertigo exercises like the Brandt-Daroff exercise or Epley maneuver may also reduce symptoms of other types of vertigo.
Can chiropractor help with inner ear dizziness? A chiropractor can help with inner ear dizziness by helping your body’s vestibular system function at its best. A body in misalignment can mean a recurrence of symptoms and a reliance on medication management.
Our team at Georgia Upper Cervical Chiropractic has a better way. We treat vertigo patients with precise repositioning maneuvers to readjust vertebrae that may be causing your vertigo. It’s time to stop spinning.
Contact us today to set up an appointment!