Hi, I’m the upper cervical chiropractor from Georgia, Dr. Nick Tedder, and today I want to share with you a history of one of my patients to help you understand how upper cervical chiropractor care helps to control both mild vertigo dizziness and very severe cases of this condition.
Bianka is a woman who came to us after trying a lot of traditional treatments for vertigo without success, she even doubted trying a new treatment with us because she had lost all hopes. But, trying an upper neck chiropractic treatment in our center was the best decision she could have made.
Vertigo is defined as a sense of dizziness or spinning, and it is usually associated with nausea, vomiting, and sweating. It is a very common symptom because it can be caused by many conditions, such as vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease, BPPV (or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), head or neck injuries or trauma, severe migraines, and neurological diseases, among others.
If you are reading this article, surely you have experienced a vertigo crisis or you suffer from chronic vertigo. Although most cases of vertigo have mild symptoms, the most severe cases can result in very disabling, and you will not be able to complete all your daily activities without proper treatment. The good news is that most vertigo causes can be treated by your chiropractor as I will explain to you next.
Surely you have heard that vertigo treatment depends on the cause, and it is totally true, but upper cervical chiropractic cares are an excellent option for many types of vertigo. For example, BPPV is caused by an abnormal position or clump of the canaliths in your inner ear, which alters the information about the position of your head and the information transmitted to the brain. So, chiropractor treatments to realign the upper neck can relocate the canaliths to their normal position, decreasing the symptoms.
Likewise, vertigo crises caused by neck and head injuries are also due to an abnormal movement of the canaliths by the trauma, so chiropractic care might relocate them to their normal place and help you restore your daily activities. When your upper neck is not aligned, your balance is also affected, so even when your canaliths are well-positioned, you can experience dizziness and other concomitant symptoms.
An abnormal communication between your limbs and your brain can also produce disequilibrium, which is especially important in the nerves that must travel through the neck. On the other hand, if your dizziness is a symptom of Meniere’s disease, it must be due to a brainstem's bad functioning. It also explains why an upper cervical chiropractor treatment is an excellent treatment for your condition.
Although the cause of Méniere’s disease is still unknown, the experts believe that an external compression of your brainstem, like an upper neck misalignment, can produce dizziness and other symptoms of Meniere’s disease. In fact, this was the problem we found in Bianka, excessive pressure on the brainstem.
So, if you have Meniere’s disease or we find excessive pressure on your brainstem, surely you are experiencing a very limiting disease. The main problem is the fact that they are chronic conditions, so you must think that you “have to learn” to live with them.
But, we have an excellent solution for you, when we perform an upper neck alignment, the excessive pressure over the brainstem disappears, and the dizziness too. In any case, the chiropractors in our center will perform a thorough physical examination the first time you visit us to properly determine the cause of vertigo and establish the best treatment for you.
However, you must know that there are other conditions that can cause vertigo, and, unfortunately, they are more serious and can’t be solved with chiropractic treatments, like stroke, tumors, and neurological diseases. But, all our chiropractors are qualified to diagnose these conditions through neurological examination and specific image tests, so they can refer you to a neurologist if needed.
Maybe you have suffered the same as Bianka and have spent thousands of dollars trying to relieve vertigo symptoms without success and without knowing that chiropractic treatments can be a long-lasting solution to your problems. If you have visited other doctors, maybe they told you that you can only experience a partial improvement of the symptoms for a short term and you must lose your hope. However, we are able to provide you with a long-lasting treatment.
When Bianka came to us, she recovered the hope that she thought was lost and you can do it too. Bianka underwent a complete physical examination and we asked for a very specific X-ray test from the upper neck. Thanks to that, we discovered that her spine was misaligned at 274 different angles, which explained the severity of all the symptoms.
Once we analyzed all the results of the physical examination and x-ray, we figured out how to correct Bianka’s problem. It consisted of a corrective process to restore the cervical spine alignment and to restore the function of the brainstem. In a short period of time, Bianka recovered a proper quality of life and all the annoying symptoms disappeared.
If you feel identified with Bianka’s story, or you think that you may be suffering from vertigo, please contact us through our phone number 770 614 9444, we will be glad to serve you, and solve all your problems and help you recover a proper quality of life. You can also contact us through our web page. So, if you are in Georgia, do not wait for more and contact us, you deserve to live without dizziness.
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