If someone says he feels dizzy, as if the room is spinning, he may be suffering from vertigo. Vertigo is a sensation that the person or the things around him are moving when there is actually no movement. Vertigo is one of the main symptoms of Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease is known for the following additional symptoms:
- Tinnitus – ringing in the ears
- Congestion in the affected ear
- Hearing loss that may become permanent if not cared for
- Usually only affects one ear
- Mostly affects people in the 40 to 50 years age range
Why Vertigo Happens
Vertigo may also come about due to the following:
- Heart disease
- Car accidents
- A blood vessel disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Other systemic conditions
A good place to begin seeking care if you are experiencing vertigo is making an appointment to be evaluated by a vertigo chiropractor in Kelowna, such as myself. We will help you determine the underlying cause of your vertigo. If it is connected to a misalignment in the upper cervical spine – which it often is – we can help you.
Vertigo Responds Well to Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Upper cervical chiropractors have been specially trained to use modern technology and scientific measurements when examining our patients for misalignments in either the C1 or C2 vertebra. A minor trip and fall, a blow to the head or neck, or being hit from behind by a vehicle (even if it was just a light tap) are all things that can cause these bones to misalign. This is because of their unique position and shape. They have the vital job of protecting the brainstem. If they move out of place, the brainstem is negatively impacted and may send improper signals to the brain about the position of the body in its environment. This causes the sensation of vertigo.
As a skilled chiropractor based in Kelowna, British Columbia, we use a gentle, precise method to move the bones back into place without cracking or popping the spine. It is more of a natural process that results in a longer-lasting adjustment. Once communication is restored, most patients see an improvement in their vertigo, while some see it go away entirely.