As of Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Vertigo is the term often used to describe any type of dizziness. 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. During severe attacks it may be accompanied by very distressing symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and extreme anxiety. Chiropractic treatment is an option for the treatment of certain types of vertigo-dizziness. Both chiropractors and their patients know that the spinal adjustment may help with vertigo-dizziness.
Chiropractic manipulation targets joints that are moving improperly. In the upper neck, faulty motion patterns can result in misinformation about body position and movement being communicated from the joints to the brain. This type of vertigo, called cervicogenic vertigo, is more likely to benefit from the chiropractic manipulation. There has been a reported 90 percent success rate when treating this type of vertigo with manipulation.
Lifestyle - an analysis of diet and other lifestyle factors may help the chiropractor and the patient identify potential triggers to vertigo attacks. Things like tobacco, alcohol and caffeine that stimulate or depress the nervous system may play a role. Non-prescription sleep aids or antihistamines can contribute to increased feelings of dizziness or vertigo.
If you suffer from vertigo or dizziness, chiropractic physician Dr. Loren C Miller at Quality Life Health Center in Grangeville may be able to help you. Call for an appointment today: 208-820-4148.