Chiropractor Smyrna Georgia helps Vertigo
5-10% of people in the United States have experienced some form of imbalance, dizziness, or vertigo (1). What makes dizziness different from vertigo? Vertigo is the perception of movement when you are still. It is often described as a spinning or tilting sensation. Dizziness is often described as being lightheaded with generally feeling a loss of balance.
Common conditions that cause vertigo include (2)
– Meniere’s disease
– Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
– Vestibular neuronitis
In order for your brain to figure out where your body is in space, it has to rely on messages from your inner ears, your eyes, and your joints. When one or more of these systems is compromised, vertigo symptoms may result. Here at HP Spine Center, we want you to get back to feeling like yourself again.
How Your Spine Affects Vertigo
Your spine is designed to protect your spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries signals to and from your brain. When the top bone in your neck (atlas) is misaligned, this can create pressure within your spinal cord at the base of your neck. This can affect signals going to and from your brainstem, potentially leading to vertigo symptoms.
I am trained in Orthospinology, a precise chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. Orthospinology is a very specific and gentle chiropractic technique that does not involve any twisting, popping, or cracking. Through realignment of the atlas, pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brain stem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of vertigo symptoms.
Elster conducted an analysis of 60 patients with chronic vertigo that received specific atlas corrections. 48 out of the 60 patients received complete resolution of vertigo symptoms. All of the cases received some reduction of vertigo severity and or frequency over the course of one to six months of atlas care. (3)
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- Samy H. Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance.http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2149881-overview#a7 (accessed 19 January 2016)
- Tucci D. Dizziness and Vertigo – Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders [Internet]. Merck Manuals Consumer Version. 2015 [cited 19 January 2016]. Available from: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/ear,-nose,-and-throat-disorders/symptoms-of-ear-disorders/dizziness-and-vertigo
- Elster E. Sixty Patients With Chronic Vertigo Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care to Correct Vertebral Subluxation: A Retrospective Analysis. J Vert Sub Res [Internet]. 2006 [cited 19 January 2016];2006(Nov):1-9. Available from: https://vertebralsubluxation.sharepoint.com/Pages/2006_1174_Vertigo.aspx