The ear consists of the outer ear, which is the part that everyone sees, the middle ear, and the inner ear. Each of these parts of the ear plays an important part in the translation of sound waves into sounds that a person can understand.
When there’s a dysfunction in the Vestibular system, which is part of the inner ear, that can lead to Vertigo. That’s because this part of the inner ear is what allows a person to maintain their balance, as well as it also helps a person recognize spatial orientation.
Though, knowing what it is is not as important as knowing what causes it. That’s why we thought we’d give you a list of conditions that may be the cause of those battles in your inner ear.
Vertigo Inducing Conditions
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – Most cases of Vertigo are caused by this sudden spinning sensation that can be triggered by moving the head or neck too quickly. People may experience this due to a car accident, fall, collision, or just standing too quickly.
- Meniere’s Disease – This can cause (temporary unless left uncared for), Tinnitus, and pressure in one ear. Most often people in their 40’s and 50’s experience this disease, but it can effect anyone at any age.
- Vestibular Neuronitis – This is when the inner, or the Vestibular Nerve, become inflamed, thus causing nerve damage. The nerves then send incorrect signals from the brain to the body that the body is moving. This may also result in Tinnitus, and a cold or flu may trigger it.
- Labrynthitis – When your inner ear become swollen or irritated, this occurs. It can also lead to hearing loss, and it is usually caused by a virus or bacteria, such as a cold, flu allergies, respiratory infection, or other conditions.
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Vertigo may mostly affect people in their 40’s and 50’s, but it can affect anyone at any age. Those who experience may only experience it momentarily, as the result of standing too quickly or one of several types of accidents. But it might be the result of an upper cervical injury for others. It’s important that those who battle chronic bouts of Vertigo not let their condition go uncared for, rather to seek out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. They can examine the top two vertebrae in the upper cervical spine for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of that inner ear problem.
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