Seek Vertigo Treatment from a Qualified Chiropractor

Vertigo is a feeling of dizziness. A person suffering from this medical issue feels that his environment is moving or spinning even though there is no actual movement. The rotational dizziness is caused by an imbalance of functions within the inner ear, in some parts of the brain, and in sensory nerve pathways. The inner ear problem is called Vestibular neuritis or Labyrinthitis— a condition that originates from an infection. This infection causes inflammation in the inner ear (around the nerves), which is responsible for keeping the body’s sense of balance

 

SYMPTOMS OF VERTIGO

Some of the most common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, hearing loss or ringing in the ear, tinnitus, or a feeling of fullness in the ear. Other symptoms that may be experienced include abnormal or jerking eye movements (nystagmus), headache, and sweating. The symptoms can last from a few minutes to a few hours or more. It may also come and go depending on the patient’s condition.

 

young man with hand on head with dizziness

 

TREATMENT OF VERTIGO

When everything around you seems to be spinning out of control, paying your chiropractor a visit may help. Chiropractors have a number of treatment plans they can apply to help make a vertigo patient feel better. The most common treatment options a chiropractor may consider for include the following:

  • Epley maneuver: In this technique, debris that might be occupying a space in your vestibulocochlear apparatus – mostly responsible for balance, is removed. Over time, debris accumulates in this area to cause dizziness.
  • Manipulation: This technique helps to restore the normal functioning of the nervous system, thereby restoring balance as well. By targeting joints in the patient’s upper neck, a chiropractor helps to realign these joints with the adjacent muscles. Medication may include the use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Exercise: Specific exercises recommended by a chiropractor work by targeting the patient’s vestibulocochlear system.
  • Surgery: In some extreme cases, the chiropractor may recommend that a patient undergoes a surgical procedure. However, this is rare and often used as the last resort.

 

Treatment for vertigo depends on what causes the condition. However, there are some cases in which vertigo goes away without treatment. In these cases, the patient’s brain relies on other mechanisms to maintain balance and adapt to the changes in the inner ear.  The chances of getting vertigo increases if you have sustained whiplash.

 

There are many instances when Chiropractic Treatment is needed to cure vertigo. The answer will depend on the doctor’s diagnosis. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above and want to know the best treatment, visit MultiCare Medical Multi-Care Medical in Pembroke Pines, Fl.  We are located at 11270 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026.  You can also schedule an appointment online or call (954) 441-7246.