Dizziness, lightheadedness, a feeling of unsteadiness or even nausea… What may begin as a headache can quickly take on new symptoms and leave one feeling as though their world is spinning away. If you’ve experienced what seems like a headache and it has graduated into something more, you may be experiencing vertigo. As vertigo has many different causes and symptoms, it is important to know if you are at risk or if that headache may actually be vertigo.
Characterized by extreme dizziness stemming from the feeling of motion where there isn’t any, vertigo affects roughly 20-30% of the population making it one of the most common medical complaints. Typically categorized as either subjective or objective, the cause of vertigo usually starts in the brain, spinal cord or inner ear. Subjective vertigo gives the feeling that you are moving or rotating, while objective vertigo makes it feel as if the things around you are spinning. Vertigo can also bring on reduced vision, nausea and loss of balance and can strike at any time. Some of the more common causes of vertigo include s injury to the head and neck, disorders of the inner ear, eye or nerve inflammation/ blockage in a blood vessel to the brain.
While there are several options for vertigo treatment available, chiropractic care has shown to be extremely effective in the treatment of vertigo. A 2006 study from the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research shows just how patients have benefitted from this type of care plan. Of the 60 subjects who participated in the study, and with various forms of vertigo, ALL of them responded positively to chiropractic care from improvement to complete reversal of the condition. And chiropractic treatments are fast-acting, with 80% of cases becoming symptom free within 3-4 treatments.
Preferable to pharmaceutical treatments which may leave patients feeling extremely fatigued and unable to perform normal daily tasks, Chiropractic Neurology is a natural fit for the care and treatment of vertigo and meets the growing demand for drug-free care. Through a thorough neurological physical examination and medical history, each patients’ specific needs are addressed and a treatment program designed. This approach, coupled with comprehensive follow-up care, brings many patients fast and marked improvement, eliminating the needs for lengthy, drawn-out treatment programs.
If you or someone you know is suffering from vertigo, headaches or symptoms that have not been diagnosed and would like to learn more about how Chiropractic Neurology can help, please contact Dr Marc Ellis and his team at the Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center today.