Vertigo is a false sensation of movement classified by symptoms including nausea, dizziness, visual disturbances, and sometimes even vomiting. The condition leaves its victims looking for relief from the unpredictable episodes. How can one find relief and turn the spinning tables on vertigo?
Facts About Vertigo
The inner ear and brain communicate signals back and forth regarding balance, coordination, and the body's position relative to the surrounding environment. Vertigo affects these functions and communications. About 10% of the population have vertigo and 40% of adults over the age of 40. Typically, the onset of the condition occurs after an injury or trauma to the head or neck.
Effective, Natural Help for Vertigo Suferrers
Mainstream treatment options for vertigo generally lack lasting or effective results. Seeing as this is the case, patients are looking for other means to find relief from their vertigo episodes. One such method is called the Epley Maneuver. This has gained popularity as it can be done at home on your own. By lying and sitting in a variety of positions, the body can reset the inner ear and regain some balance. This can lead to temporary relief, but how can lasting or even permanent relief be realized?
Often, patients as a last resort will consult with an upper cervical chiropractor. This natural method of repairing what may be the root cause of the problem has been effective in clinical studies and in the field. An astute examination of the upper cervical section of the spine can reveal if there is a misalignment of the C1 and C2. Often, the trauma of the head or neck can cause these vertebrae to shift and impede the function of the enclosed brainstem and nerves. This can adversely affect the communication carried on normally between the ear and the brain. Precise and gentle adjustments can restore the vertebrae to their correct places and allow the communication pathways to open and function normally once again. Upper cervical chiropractic care has been successful in helping patients with vertigo, sometimes even after just one adjustment.
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.