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How To Treat Vertigo, The Chiropractic Way

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Vertigo, or dizziness, is caused by disturbances in the body's balance system in the ear or the central nervous system. It can be naturally treated by chiropractic care of the head and neck. Additionally, the debris in the inner ear can be repositioned from sensitive areas. Specific exercises, cautious diets, meditation and breathing techniques can help cure vertigo.

Have you ever felt as though objects around you are moving when they are not? What about a spinning or swaying sensation? These feelings of dizziness are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sweating or even difficulties while walking. If you have ever experienced any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from vertigo!

Types Of Vertigo

Vertigo is a symptom rather than a medical condition. It can be caused by either a disturbance in the balance organs in the inner ear, or by parts of the brain or sensory pathways. Peripheral vertigo refers to inner ear problems and central vertigo is caused by central nervous system (CNS) disturbances.

How To Treat Vertigo?

Some types of vertigo can actually disappear without treatment. Others, however, will require treatment. Rather than taking the symptomatic drug route, chiropractic can naturally treat vertigo. It is often a common symptom after head and neck trauma. Here are a few ways how chiropractors can help treat vertigo:

1. Manipulation

Targeting joints that aren’t moving properly. For example, in the upper neck – faulty motion patterns can create misinformation about body position and movement going from joints to the brain.

2. Reposition Debris In Ear

The inner ear houses the body’s balance center, vestibular system, made up of fluid-filled tubes with hair like sensors that provide info to central nervous system about position and movement. If debris accumulates on sensitive areas within the tubes, you may experience vertigo. Chiropractors may use the Epley Maneuver, which repositions debris that accumulates in the sensitive areas within tubes.

3. Exercises

Recommend specific exercises to improve the condition. According to Brandt Daroff, you need to sit at the edge of the bed, flop to one side, sit upright and then flop to the other side at 1 minute intervals.

4. Diet And Lifestyle

Tobacco, alcohol, caffeine and other substances that either stimulate or depress the CNS  can become triggers for vertigo. Meditation, relaxation and breathing techniques can help with this.

Dr. Ryan Curda

Ryan was raised with a respect and love for Chiropractic care as he would visit the family chiropractor as regularly as possible. This appreciation grew into a great desire to gain the ability to help people in the way that his personal chiropractor always had. He re-devoted himself to his studies and enrolled in the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic at Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2009, where he attained the degree of Doctorate of Chiropractic, Cum Laude. Ryan has extensive experience working with athletes in both competitive and rehabilitative settings. Ryan’s passion for Chiropractic stems from a deep understanding of how the human body works and bringing that understanding to the people he serves.

Dr. Ryan Curda

Ryan was raised with a respect and love for Chiropractic care as he would visit the family chiropractor as regularly as possible. This appreciation grew into a great desire to gain the ability to help people in the way that his personal chiropractor always had. He re-devoted himself to his studies and enrolled in the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic at Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2009, where he attained the degree of Doctorate of Chiropractic, Cum Laude. Ryan has extensive experience working with athletes in both competitive and rehabilitative settings. Ryan’s passion for Chiropractic stems from a deep understanding of how the human body works and bringing that understanding to the people he serves.