There’s nothing fun about being a vertigo victim. You’re never sure when your balance will fail. You dread the feeling of the world spinning around you whenever you rise. Vertigo can make normal functioning impossible.
And that’s even without the blurry eyes and ringing ears. Among Baby Boomers, falls resulting from vertigo have caused debilitating injuries or even death. Vertigo is rapidly becoming a national health issue, with more than one in 10 of us suffering from an episode each day. More than four in 10 of us will suffer from it at least once.
What’s Behind This Vertigo Epidemic?
Although only a qualified medical professional can diagnose the reason for an attack of vertigo, most cases result from inner ear, spinal or head problems. The condition often develops after:
- A spine-damaging fall or vehicular accident.
- Tension or migraine headaches.
- Poor blood flow to the brain.
- An ear infection or inner-ear injury.
- Misalignment of the neck vertebrae.
Vertigo and the Nervous System
The same parts of the body—the spine, head or inner ear—are involved in most vertigo episodes. Why? Because they’re essential to our balance and the way our bodies position themselves in their surroundings.
When we experience vertigo, the nervous signals sent from our spines to our brains are disrupted. These signals maintain our balance. When they’re disrupted, dizziness frequently follows.
Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?
Can using a chiropractor for vertigo treatment be effective? Yes! Many vertigo victims also have difficulty moving their necks. If misaligned neck vertebrae are pinching your nerves and cutting off your brain’s blood supply, you could develop vertigo as well.
By going to a chiropractor for vertigo treatment, you’ll have your spine adjusted with the Gonstead method. This very gentle technique realigns your vertebrae to their natural position. Nerve signals begin flowing freely to your brain, and you’ll soon feel like your normal self again!