One of the most common types of vertigo is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV. Episodes cause dizziness and can last a brief time and be insignificant or can be severe and disabling. What are the common symptoms of BPPV?
Only about 50% of patients find out from their doctors what is causing vertigo to occur. Often, it is found to be a head trauma of some sort, whether minor or major.
Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Really Provide Relief from Vertigo?When a trauma occurs to the head or neck, it often causes a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae, the C1 (atlas) or C2 (axis). This is referred to as a subluxation. It puts undue pressure on the brainstem that, in turn, negatively affects the vestibular system. This can be the underlying cause of vertigo.
A study that took place in 2006 revealed that all 60 of the people involved had their vertigo either completely go away or at the very least improved greatly through upper cervical chiropractic care. One patient had dealt with vertigo for 37 years and was completely alleviated of symptoms in only one month’s time.
Dr. Lee Angle
Dr. Lee Angle is originally from southern West Virginia. After having his life changed through Upper Cervical Care he chose to pursue it as a career. He has been practicing Upper Cervical Chiropractic for over nine years. Dr. Angle previously worked as a certified personal trainer. This background allows him to educate his patients on proper movement and exercises to speed their recovery and enhance their Upper Cervical Care.