Almost everyone has felt dizziness or vertigo at one time or another. It could have been caused by getting off a ride at the fair or playing on the merry-go-round with one’s children. This type of dizziness is referred to as vertigo because it involves a false sensation of movement. It may feel as if one’s body is spinning or the things around him may appear to be spinning.
However, when this sensation occurs suddenly with no reason, it can be very frightening. Let’s take a closer look at two different types of vertigo to understand the condition better. The two types are referred to as central and peripheral.
Peripheral vertigo is far more common than central and has to do with problems in the inner ear. The inner ear has the job of aiding in balance. Therefore, anything that interferes with this can cause vertigo symptoms. Some conditions that have vertigo as the main symptom are:
- Meniere’s disease
- BBPV – benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
When there is a problem within the central nervous system that causes the sensations, this is called central vertigo. This is more serious than peripheral and may have been caused by:
- An infection or illness
- An injury to the head
- Multiple sclerosis
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Caring for Vertigo Without Medication
Medical doctors may recommend treating each individual symptom. This usually means a variety of differing medications for headaches, nausea, dizziness, and hearing loss. While these may provide some relief, unless the root cause is addressed, vertigo will not go away.
One area of natural, non-invasive care that is seeing great success is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. Here at Besso Clinic, we recognize that a misalignment in one of the top bones of the neck can be to blame for the symptoms of vertigo. A misalignment here can place pressure on the brainstem and interfere with communication to and from the brain and body.
Therefore, we focus our attention on realigning the C1 and C2 using a very gentle and effective technique. Once these vertebrae move back into place, communication can be restored, and one may see vertigo symptoms decrease. Some have even seen this condition become a thing of the past once these bones are properly adjusted. To schedule a complimentary consultation with the Besso clinic call (330) 689-1234 or just click the button below.
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