Vertigo can make you feel like you're spinning on a merry-go-round. But unlike a ride at the park, vertigo is anything but fun. Visiting a chiropractor for vertigo and dizziness can help relieve symptoms.
The most common type of vertigo, called peripheral vertigo, is usually caused by the following condition — benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). With BPPV, the tiny gravity-sensing crystals in your ear become dislodged. This can lead to dizziness or a spinning motion when you position your head a certain way.
Vertigo may also be caused by a condition called cervicogenic dizziness. Cervicogenic dizziness can occur when the upper part of your spine is injured or inflamed, resulting in dizziness and unsteadiness. That's because the upper portion of your spine, called the cervical spine, affects coordination and balance.
Depending on the cause, vertigo may last only a few seconds or minutes. However, for some people, vertigo endures for months. Although one vertigo attack in itself usually isn't serious, it can lead to falls or be dangerous while driving. These attacks can also significantly impact your quality of life.
Most people with vertigo experience a spinning or tilting sensation. Other symptoms may include:
Vertigo can feel scary, but know that a chiropractor can help. Here's how:
A chiropractor can address the root cause of your vertigo and apply techniques tailored to your symptoms.
First, your chiropractor will ask questions to learn more about your symptoms and concerns. These questions help them determine the most effective care plan for you. They might also perform X-rays or neurological tests with your consent. At Lazar Spinal Care, we use state-of-the-art technology to pinpoint any spinal issues causing vertigo.
Once your chiropractor identifies the cause, they can use special techniques to help your body heal and regain balance. For example, if your inner ear is causing vertigo, a chiropractor can use gentle movements to help reposition the crystals in your ears. They might also teach you easy exercises or stretches you can do on your own to relieve vertigo symptoms and help prevent them from recurring.
Chiropractic care involves correcting a misaligned spine. By helping your spine get back in its proper position, you can experience improved balance and relief from dizziness.
For example, if vertigo results from inflammation or poor posture, you might benefit from Quantum Spinal Mechanics (QSM3). QSM3 is a gentle approach that focuses on realigning the upper cervical spine, which helps restore balance to your entire body. QSM3 can also help address vertigo caused by BPPV by helping get everything back in its proper position.
Misaligned vertebrae, called subluxation, can put stress on your central nervous system and affect its ability to process sensory input. This can lead to dizziness and spinning sensations. By realigning your spine, a chiropractor helps take pressure off your nervous system, restoring its function and your sense of balance.
A balanced body is a healthy body. When your spine is aligned and your body balanced, you can experience less muscle tension, inflammation and nerve compression. Your brain can focus on healing and repairing the cause of vertigo rather than be distracted by spine-related pain. In this way, chiropractic methods promote natural healing. You won't have to rely on medications to find relief from vertigo.
Stress and anxiety can impact how your inner ear functions and transmits information to your brain, worsening vertigo. Fortunately, a trip to the chiropractor can help. You'll experience tension relief and relaxation when a chiropractor realigns your spine. You'll also have less pain, which can help you feel uplifted and ready to tackle anything.
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No one should have to endure vertigo and the feeling of sickness it can bring. Chiropractic care can help relieve symptoms, promote wellness and help you get your life back.
If you're looking for a chiropractor to relieve vertigo symptoms in Ann Arbor, reach out to us at Lazar Spinal Care. We use techniques like QSM3 that are pain-free and do not involve any popping, cracking or twisting. When you visit our office, we'll make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your entire visit.
Our compassionate team is ready to listen to your needs and determine how we can help you feel better. Request an appointment today.
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