Vertigo

A lot of people are surprised to hear that Chiropractors can help people who experience vertigo. Vertigo is an unpleasant sensation and should not be ignored.

Symptoms

Vertigo is the feeling of being off-balance and/or unsteady on your feet. You might feel as though the room is swaying or spinning. It can also often cause other symptoms such as nausea, sweating, ringing in the ears or headaches.

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Causes

There are a number of causes but most relate to problems with the inner ear. This is because this area of the body signals the brain about movement and balance.

Meniere’s disease is the build-up of fluid that causes changes to the pressure in the inner ear. This disease can also cause Tinnitus (ringing in the ear) and hearing loss.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the build-up of little calcium particles in the canals of the inner ear. This calcium build-up interferes with the workings of the inner ear and signals to the brain.

Labyrinthitis is a viral infection that causes inflammation around the nerves that the body uses to maintain a sense of balance.

Sometimes Vertigo can be caused by injuries to the head and/or neck, and sometimes tumour or stroke.

 

Treatment

In mild cases Vertigo may resolve itself. However it is important to see a health professional to get an accurate diagnosis as it affects your daily life and can reoccur.

Chiropractic treatments can help redistribute the built-up calcium particles or fluid. Physical therapy that helps strengthen the vestibular system is often effective. Exercises that focus on walking and balance will also help.

At Body Care Health & Chiropractic we will create a care plan suited to your individual case, providing you with treatment and also exercises that will help to get you feeling better.

Call us today to find out more, on 0409712075.