Care Chiropractic Center - Helping Alleviate Your Vertigo!
Have you ever suffered from Vertigo? Some experience it briefly when they stand too quickly, others lay on the floor begging for the walls to stop spinning. No matter how you experience vertigo, you are not alone. As many as 69 million Americans have experienced this condition at some point. Have no fear, our Chiropractic team at Care Chiropractic Center in West Broward County is here to help you. Yes, if you have suffered from vertigo in the past, we can offer a drug-free, holistic solution to your woes.
What Causes Vertigo?
Sufferers of this condition often liken it to a case of seasickness. The whole room is spinning uncontrollably around them even though they are standing still. Quite often, the body will stabilize itself after a period, and return to normality. The duration of an episode can vastly differ from a few minutes to a few days depending on the underlying cause.
Why does vertigo occur? The body's balance is stabilized by 4 systems of the body: your vision, sensory nerves, skin pressure, and the inner ear canals. When these systems are out of sync due to a head injury, headache, an inner ear disorder, or decreased blood flow, the result can be an attack of vertigo. Symptoms of vertigo can vary from lightheadedness to fainting and can include:
- ringing in the ears
- abnormal or jerking eye movements
- stumbling while walking
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Even though the body tends to stabilize itself following an attack of vertigo, not having to experience an episode at all would be preferred. This is where your chiropractor can help. At Care Chiropractic Center, we believe in taking a whole-body, holistic, and drug-free approach to health and well-being.
A prior neck injury could be the underlying cause of your episodes, resulting in the incorrect alignment of the cervical vertebrae which interrupts the nerve pathways. Our chiropractor can perform manipulations to correct the alignment, freeing up those nerve pathways. A more common cause can be within the inner ear. Crystals are formed in your otolith organs within the ear and make you sensitive to gravity. If these crystals shift into other regions of the inner ear, they alter one's center of gravity and briefly make you feel dizzy. Our chiropractor can perform various maneuvers, which place your head in different positions, repositioning these crystals.
We will also teach you some exercises to help alleviate and prevent vertigo from occurring in the future.