Vertigo is the sensation of spinning or motion when none is actually present. Many people who suffer from vertigo refer to the condition as dizziness. However, general dizziness is a feeling of lightheadedness rather than a false feeling of motion. Let’s take a look at some contrasting methods of coping with this condition.
Conventional Vertigo Care
A number of different types of medication are used to assist vertigo sufferers. These include:
- Promethazine – This can help with nausea that may accompany vertigo.
- Antihistamines – These are used to dry up excess fluid in the ear in the hopes that the vertigo was simply caused by an allergy or head cold.
The fact is that none of these medications are specifically designed to treat vertigo and that all they really do is try to provide symptomatic relief. Thus, these medications offer temporary help at best. That is not to mention the side effects that may be caused by taking these powerful drugs (benzodiazepines are particularly addictive).
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Upper Cervical Care Offers Natural Vertigo Relief
If you want to avoid pharmaceuticals, upper cervical chiropractic may be an option to help reduce the frequency or severity of vertigo. A number of studies back this up. For example:
- In one study, 60 vertigo patients all received benefits from upper cervical care. In fact, 48 of the 60 had no more vertigo at all after receiving upper cervical chiropractic adjustments.
- In another study, 139 patients with Meniere’s disease (vertigo is a primary symptom) received upper cervical chiropractic care. All of the 136 patients who continued treatment beyond the first 6 weeks saw benefits. After 2 years of care, the average patient vertigo severity was reduced from 8.5 out of 10 to just 1.4.
At the Besso Clinic, we use the Blair upper cervical method to help our patients see similar results.
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