Types of Vertigo

Vertigo, Meniere's Disease, Hydrops, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Ringing Ears, Dizzy, DizzinessImagine that you are feeling as though you are spinning or falling, but you are sitting still. Every time you move, you feel disoriented. This is the daily life of someone who is living with vertigo. There are two classification types of vertigo, central and peripheral.

Peripheral

  • Most common type of vertigo
  • Vertigo cause originates outside of the central nervous system (outside of brain and spinal cord)
  • Possible nausea or vomiting
  • Hearing loss and/or ringing in the ear may occur
  • Vertigo episode comes on suddenly

Central

  • Vertigo cause originates inside of the central nervous system (in brain and/or spinal cord)
  • Gradual onset of vertigo episode
  • Attacks are of lesser intensity than peripheral vertigo

Treatment traditionally involves vestibular rehabilitation and/or prescription medication to lessen symptoms. While these may be effective in reducing the frequency or severity of attacks, it does not address a potential root cause of vertigo.
 
How is my neck related to my vertigo?
Your spine is responsible for protecting your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is essential for transmitting 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 brain stem, potentially leading to vertigo symptoms.

We at HP Spine Center are trained in Orthospinology, a gentle chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. Orthospinology is a very precise technique. Through specific 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 in vertigo symptoms.

Mayheu et al. described a case of a 23-year-old female patient who presented with vertigo symptoms 5 months following a concussion. After receiving a specific atlas adjustment, she noticed her vertigo disappeared. After two months of care, she stated that she had complete resolution of her vertigo since her first atlas correction.

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Common Vertigo Causes

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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

– Labyrinthitis

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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References

  1. Samy H. Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance.http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2149881-overview#a7 (accessed 19 January 2016)
  1. 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
  1. 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

Meniere’s Disease Triggers Revealed

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Smyrna Chiropractor Reveals Ménière’s Disease Triggers and Solutions

Meniere’s attacks can be incredibly debilitating. Not having your balance can affect even the most simple of daily tasks. Basic daily stressors can lead to a Meniere’s attack. Some of these triggers include the following (1)

  • Fatigue
  • Emotional stress
  • High salt content in meals
  • Pressure change
  • Recent illness

It is important to take a look at any lifestyle changes that can be made to lessen the effects of the above triggers. Finding the root cause of your Meniere’s disease is essential to having a proper course of care. Here at HP Spine Center, we are dedicated to finding the source of your symptoms and getting you back to your daily routine.
 
Your Spine and Meniere’s
Your spine is what protects your vital spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries messages to and from your brain. When your atlas (top bone in your spine) is misaligned, it creates pressure near your brain stem. This causes distortion of the messages going to and from your brain, potentially leading to vertigo, ear fullness, and other Meniere’s symptoms.

Dr. Parkerson is trained in Orthospinology, a precise chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. Orthospinology is a very specific and gentle chiropractic technique. Through realignment of the atlas, pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brainstem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of Meniere’s symptoms.

Burcon conducted a study of 139 Meniere’s patients who received specific atlas corrections. 136 of the 149 patients experienced a significant reduction in their Meniere’s symptoms. They were able to resume their normal daily activities. The two symptoms that were most significantly reduced were vertigo and nausea. (2)

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References

  1.  Haybach P. Ménière’s Disease | Vestibular Disorders Association [Internet]. Vestibular.org. 2015 [cited 15 December 2015]. Available from: http://vestibular.org/menieres-disease
  1. Burcon M. Upper Cervical Specific Protocol and Results for 139 Patients with Medically Diagnosed Meniere’s disease. J Vert Sublux Res. 2010 Nov 14;1-10.

Chiropractic Provides Meniere’s Relief

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Smyrna Chiropractic Approach Helps Those Suffering with Ménière’s Disease

Meniere’s disease (also known as endolymphatic hydrops) can be incredibly debilitating. Active attacks can rob you of your ability to be productive. It can be difficult to describe your symptoms to your loved ones. Most Meniere’s attacks last from 1-6 hours. Meniere’s disease is made up of 3 components: (1)

  1. Severe vertigo – this may be accompanied by nausea
  2. Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  3. Hearing loss

Daily management of Meniere’s includes a reduction in sodium and limiting caffeine intake. Medical management includes prescriptions aimed at reducing fluid in the inner ear and reducing nerve signals coming from your inner ear’s balance center. If medication alone fails to provide relief, there are surgical options. (1) While these treatments may help reduce symptoms, they do not address a potential root cause of Meniere’s.
 
Your Neck and Meniere’s
Your spine is designed to protect your spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries messages 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 messages going to and from your brainstem, potentially leading to vertigo and other Meniere’s symptoms.

Dr. Parkerson is trained in Orthospinology, a gentle chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. Orthospinology is a very precise technique. Through specific realignment of the atlas, the pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brainstem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of Meniere’s symptoms.

Jones et al. reported a case study of a 52-year-old male with Meniere’s disease. This patient had tinnitus and fullness in his left ear during his Meniere’s attacks. He reported having a 60% reduction of his symptoms after 4 atlas corrections over the course of 5 weeks. (2)

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References

1. Lustig L. Meniere Disease – Ear Nose and Throat Disorders [Internet]. Merck Manuals Consumer Version. 2015 [cited 17 November 2015]. Available from: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/ear-nose-and-throat-disorders/inner-ear-disorders/meniere-disease

2. Jones M, Salminen B. Meniere’s Disease Symptomatology Resolution with Specific Upper Cervical Care. J Upp Cerv Chiro Res [Internet]. 2012 [cited 17 November 2015];2012(March):31-39.