The Causes of Vertigo and a Promising Natural Care

Many patients wish for vertigo relief in Snellville. Vertigo is a kind of dizziness that brings on a false sensation of spinning movement. A vertigo attack can either make you feel as if you are spinning or the environment around you is. As a kid, did you experience riding a merry-go-round? Remember how it felt like? Even after a few minutes the ride was over, you still felt like you were still spinning around. This sensation is something similar to a vertigo attack.

Aside from the spinning sensation, vertigo has these other accompanying symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Balance troubles

The combination of these symptoms can be very crippling to those who suffer from them. It often interrupts a person from effectively doing his or her daily activities such as driving a car, walking, or climbing the stairs.

Peripheral Vertigo and Its Common Causes

Peripheral vertigo happens because of a problem with the inner ear. Here are some of the causes:

  • Cervicogenic vertigo
  • Vestibular migraine
  • BPPV (benign positional paroxysmal vertigo)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere's disease
  • Mal de Debarquement syndrome (also known as disembarkment syndrome)
  • Neck or head injury/trauma

Central Vertigo and Its Common Causes

Central vertigo occurs due to an issue in the central nervous system. Thanks to upper cervical chiropractic care, patients can get vertigo relief in Snellville. When central vertigo happens, it is due to a problem with the brain, cerebellum, or brainstem. Here are some of the causes:

  • Alcohol
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Blood vessel disease
  • Certain medications such as anticonvulsants and aspirin
  • Tumors (either benign or not)

Understanding How Vertigo Occurs

The body relies heavily on multiple sources to effectively relay messages to the brain about its real-time position and balance. These happen through the inner ear, which contains components that allow the body to detect motion and position. 

These structures include the following:

  • Semicircular canals
  • The Saccule
  • The Utricle

Information gathered from these structures travel to the vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve) and the brain. Then, the brainstem processes the signals to automatically adjust your posture to maintain your sense of balance.

As mentioned earlier, vertigo can originate in two areas. It can be peripheral vertigo or central vertigo. 

Peripheral vertigo is more common, and it occurs because of problems within the inner ear. There are parts of your inner ear that play an essential role in maintaining your balance. When one of these parts is not doing its job correctly, it can cause imbalance and vertigo attacks.

If there is an issue with the semicircular canals, the vestibular labyrinth, or the vestibular nerve that links the inner ear with the brainstem, then peripheral vertigo can be the result. How can people naturally attain vertigo relief in Snellville?

The Surprising Link Between Vertigo and The Neck

When people experience vertigo attacks, in most cases, they also feel accompanying pain in their necks. Also, it is a frequent occurrence that vertigo patients had a history of neck or head injury or trauma. It is no mere coincidence because there is a critical link to neck pain and vertigo. 

People with vertigo often have a misalignment in the top two bones of the upper neck.  These two bones are known as the atlas (C1) and axis (C2). They are very close to the Eustachian tube and inner ear. Also, these uppermost vertebrae in the spine protect the brainstem, which is essential for normal vestibular function. Therefore, impairment of any of these vital components can cause problems. It can lead to malfunction of the drainage of the inner ear fluids. Also, it can affect how the brain receives signals from the brainstem concerning balance via the vestibular nerve. Finally, vertigo becomes the result accompanied by ringing in the ear (tinnitus), loss of hearing, or pressure in the ear.

What Causes Misalignment?

This region of the neck can be so susceptible to misaligning because of how the bones have a unique shape. They are in charge of the head’s ability to move in so many directions freely. Also, they offer protection to the brainstem and flexibility to the head. The atlas and axis vertebrae can misalign due to the following reasons:

  • Car accident 
  • Sporting injury
  • Repetitive wear and tear over time
  • Slipping, sliding, or falling incidents
  • Whiplash

Hope for People With Vertigo – Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

More and more people see the potential of upper cervical chiropractic care in providing vertigo relief in Snellville. Upper cervical chiropractic is a unique approach. It gives particular focus on correcting specific misalignments that happen in the uppermost vertebrae of the neck. In this area, the atlas and axis vertebrae protect the brainstem. 

The brainstem plays a crucial role in the body's ability to balance through constant movement and postural correction. It acts as an information superhighway, processing signals traveling between the inner ear and to the brain. When a misalignment exists in the upper cervical spine, it negatively impacts the brainstem, causing it to malfunction. Thus, it causes vertigo and many of its accompanying symptoms.

Here’s proof that upper cervical care works, as shown in a clinical study that involved 60 patients with chronic vertigo. Over the course of upper cervical chiropractic care, it showed incredible results and great promise to vertigo patients. The sixty patients had different types of chronic vertigo. Upon investigation, 56 patients reported they suffered from at least one neck or head trauma before the onset of their vertigo episodes. They all received personally tailored upper cervical care. At the end of their program, 100% of the patients experienced significant improvement. Furthermore, 48 out of 60 vertigo patients reported seeing their vertigo go away completely.

Visit Humber Chiropractic in Snellville, Georgia

Here at our office, we use the same technique used in the clinical study. Upper cervical care offers long term relief from vertigo and other health problems. Our approach to care is exact and calculated. It is also very gentle and effective, and this is possible because we deal with the root cause of health issues and problems. Once we realign that connection between your inner ear and your brain correctly, you can experience your vertigo to improve significantly or even completely disappear.Call us at (770) 979-8327 or contact us here.

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