Vertigo Relief, Dizziness Relief, Dizzy, Meniere’s Relief, VeritgoVertigo can cause major disruptions to a person’s daily life whether an episode lasts for a matter of minutes, only occurs once, or repeatedly happens over a period of time.
The condition can be incredibly disorientating, with patients feeling like the room is spinning and experiencing sensations that make them want to sit or lie down until the feeling subsides. Sadly, some people experience vertigo as the result of an accident, and it can become a chronic condition.
What Is the Best Way to Treat Vertigo?
Understandably most people with vertigo just want to get on with their
lives, rather than having to explain what is happening to them and are therefore looking for immediate relief, or preferably prevention.
To make things more complicated, there are many different types of vertigo, usually caused by a problem with the vestibular system, which regulates our balance and spatial awareness. The most common type of vertigo is known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV in which the head and neck jerk or move backwards or forwards too quickly. For this reason, the condition is often associated with car or sports accidents but can also happen when someone simply gets up too quickly.
Other conditions that can cause vertigo include: Meniere’s disease, which is a result of high pressure in the inner ear that may also lead to hearing loss; vestibular neuronitis, which is caused by inflammation of the vestibular nerve in the inner ear and can be triggered by a cold or flu; and labyrinthitis, which is a caused by a swelling of the inner ear.
However, despite the range of conditions that cause vertigo, there is hope available, particularly as many cases of vertigo are a result of an upper cervical injury, that is, an injury to the upper vertebrae in the neck.
An upper cervical chiropractor is able to look at your upper vertebrae (the C1 and C2 bones) and make sure they are all properly aligned. If they are out of their normal position, this can affect how the brain and body communicate with each other and, therefore, could be a cause of vertigo.