Vertigo has been described by those suffering from it as a feeling that the room is spinning or that they themselves are rotating. Sometimes it is confused with disequilibrium. Disequilibrium is the feeling that the floor is tilting or coming up toward you. Some people may feel as though they are floating.
Either of these conditions can lead to you falling and getting hurt. In this article, we are going to talk about how to find relief for vertigo. However, the same help can be applied to disequilibrium.
What Causes Vertigo
Rather than being a condition itself, vertigo is a symptom of other conditions. The four following illnesses have vertigo as one of their main symptoms:
- Acute vestibular neuritis
- A vestibular migraine
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Ménière’s disease
Seeking the care of your primary physician may lead you to get a recommendation to visit an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor. While this might help to relieve some of the symptoms, unless the underlying condition is addressed, vertigo will continue to happen. Many patients are hoping to find a natural way to care for their vertigo that is effective as well.
Natural Vertigo Relief
Cervicogenic vertigo relates to a problem in the upper cervical spine. If a misalignment occurs in one of the bones of the upper neck, the eustachian tube can be affected, and normal blood flow to the brain may be hindered. This can result in vertigo.
Many people have these type of misalignments due to sports accidents, whiplash, trips and falls, and other similar traumatic events that affect the head and the neck. It is commonly seen that vertigo follows one of these kinds of injuries. However, symptoms may not show up until many months or even years after the initial injury. Because of this, many health practitioners do not connect the two.
Upper cervical chiropractors, such as those here at Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California, have been trained to identify and then work to correct these types of misalignments. We use a gentle method that encourages the bones to move back into their original position without force. This means we do not pop or crack the spine to get positive results. Once corrected, many patients report seeing an improvement in their vertigo.
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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com