Vertigo has been defined as a spinning sensation. A person may feel like he is spinning or the things around him may seem to be spinning. Children love to spin and spin until they feel dizzy. This is self-induced vertigo. As an adult, we don’t quite get the same enjoyment from this sensation. The reason for vertigo can be linked to a problem within the ear, or it can be coming from an issue with the spine.
Two Types of Vertigo
Vertigo is put into two subcategories – either central or peripheral. Central vertigo indicates that the cause is coming from the spine or the brain. Peripheral vertigo means that the problem is originating in the inner ear. If a person has central vertigo, he or she may have the following:
- High blood pressure
- Multiple sclerosis
- Trauma to the head
- Heart disease
- Basil artery migraines
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Often, these are connected with the following habits:
- Drinking alcohol
- Taking antidepressants
- Taking aspirin
- Taking medication for high blood pressure or seizures
How Upper Cervical Care Helps
At Advanced Spinal Care, we use specialized x-rays to determine where each patient’s particular misalignment lies. Then we can tailor an adjustment for that individual. A gentle adjustment is given that helps the bones of the neck to align naturally, rather than forcing them back into place.
The body is unique in the fact that it has healing properties that will repair any damage done by the misalignment. Once corrected, the body can begin functioning properly once again leading to a decrease of even elimination of vertigo.
If you are suffering from vertigo, especially if you have a history of head or neck trauma, schedule a consultation to learn what upper cervical chiropractic can do to help you get your health back on track.
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