Opening your eyes, and seeing the world standing still and in its proper place is something we all take for granted. That’s how it should be and how it is . . . unless you suffer from vertigo. With vertigo, at any moment, your reality may shift dramatically, and the room begins to spin. Suddenly you are on the floor, extremely nauseated, and have to ride it out until the world returns to its normal position.
For many people suffering from vertigo, multiple MRI’s, countless exams, and a variety of specialists leave them where they started—asking what is wrong with me and still without an answer. Let’s look at what determines balance and what might be getting missed.
There are three main areas that take in information and send it to the brain (more specifically the brainstem) and determine balance.
Putting it altogether, the brainstem takes information from your eyes, balance organs in the ear, and sensors in your muscles and joints. If any of these is off, you may suffer a vertigo attack.
In my office I usually see the people that have tried physical therapy, have had MRI’s, and are still suffering. Having an upper cervical exam is a great first step if you suffer from vertigo, as this can rule in or out, the possibility that your vertigo is coming from your neck.
I have had a lot of success with people who have come to me with vertigo. Quite often, they find relief after just one upper cervical chiropractic session with me. By using the techniques of upper cervical, I can gently move the axis and atlas bones back into place, which allows the brain to communicate with the rest of the nervous system in the correct way, and stopping the world from spinning for vertigo sufferers. So if you are suffering from vertigo, please come visit us for a free consultation at Upper Cervical Health Centers of Fort Myers.
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.