There may be times when will feel light-headed and dizzy even though your surroundings are perfectly normal. You may be experiencing vertigo, which Ron Rogers discusses in his article for LiveStrong:
"Vertigo is the term often used to describe any type of dizziness. "Dorland's Medical Dictionary" indicates that vertigo is a type of dizziness associated with an illusion of movement, often a spinning sensation, which may be from a disease of the inner ear or from disturbances in pathways in the nervous system. Chiropractic treatment is an option for the treatment of certain types of vertigo."
Canadians will be all too familiar with vertigo. Studies have shown that approximately 40% of all residents have some bout of dizziness and 42% can be diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which are disruptions in the inner ears that affect your sense of gravity. If you’ve felt that your life is sorely affected by any form of vertigo, you must seek treatment with Oshawa Chiropractic professionals like the team at Chiropractic Wellness and Rehabilitation Health Clinics.
Vertigo problems may be a result of imbalanced linkages between the brain and the joints, which will require manipulation to fully correct. Such a problem is called cervicogenic vertigo and the manipulation will focus on the three vertebrae closest to the base of the skull. Rogers adds that debris buildup in the vestibulocochlear system can impair the flow of information regarding your body’s position and movement.
A full examination by your chiropractor will determine the degree of impairment and the exercises to correct them. Rogers mentions one series of drills, the Brandt-Daroff exercises, which involves lying upright from side to side to test the vestibulocochlear system. Other drills may require stretching to further flex the neck.
A therapeutic Chiropractic treatment in Oshawa like one available at CWR will not just focus on direct manipulation treatment to fix vertigo issues. Rogers states that your chiropractor may recommend lifestyle changes, especially if some elements were found to have triggered vertigo lapses. They may include taking caffeine or medication that affect nerve signal transmission; breathing exercises can also control the body’s response.
Having bouts of vertigo may damage your everyday activities, especially if you are always out and about. A reputable chiropractor will synch you back to proper form.
(Source: Chiropractic Treatments For Vertigo, LiveStrong)
Written By Dr. Kris Edwards and Dr. Patricia Riley