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You Feel Vertigo Due to These 4 Conditions


Vertigo relief in Norton Shores is finally accessible to patients. Vertigo is a condition that causes mild annoyance to an extremely debilitating attack. It is a false sensation that makes you believe you or your surroundings are spinning. Usually, people with vertigo experience a whirling sensation and feeling unbalanced. At other times, they feel like being pulled in one direction. Due to the unsteadiness and spinning feeling, vertigo patients often feel sick, nauseous, or wanting to vomit. 

Often, numerous people interchange the terms dizziness and vertigo. These two have significant differences. Dizziness is a general term that usually describes many related sensations, such as feeling light-headed, faint, off-balanced, and unsteady. Vertigo is a kind of dizziness that involves false rotational motion or movement.

The 4 Most Common Reasons For Vertigo Attacks

Patients can breathe a sigh of relief as vertigo relief in Norton Shores is much more possible now. However, vertigo can happen for varied reasons they should not ignore. Some are far more common than others. Regardless of the likely cause, the results feel the same. Vertigo patients feel sudden swirling or spinning. The most common causes of vertigo are these:

  • Meniere's Disease

People with Meniere's disease also experience random hearing loss, tinnitus, and a feeling of fullness in the affected ear.

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

BPPV happens when crystal deposits embedded in the inner ear become dislodged. When this happens, it can disrupt the way signals about movement and body position become sent to and received by the brain. Thus, this leads to the illusion of spinning and displacement caused by vertigo.

  • Labyrinthitis

It is a bacterial infection of the inner ear that can impact vestibular function and lead to vertigo.

  • Vestibular Neuronitis

It happens when the vestibulocochlear nerve, known as the eighth cranial nerve, swells due to a viral infection. It can trigger a severe bout of vertigo combined with nausea, vomiting, and nystagmus – an abnormal jerking of the eyes. 

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The Vestibular System And Vertigo

Before you can achieve vertigo relief in Norton Shores, first, you must understand how vertigo works. Since dizziness or vertigo is a sense of being unbalanced, let us start here. 

First, we have to take a look at how the body typically maintains its sense of balance. Balance becomes attained through consistent input and regular micro-adjustments made by the body to keep it in a desired position, upright and in-control. 

The vestibular system coordinates your body's balance. It is consists of the following:

  • Vestibular nuclei in the brainstem and cerebellum
  • Components of the inner ear – the structures called the utricle and saccule, which sense movement, and the fluid-filled canals.
  • Cranial Nerve, the vestibulocochlear nerve – it conducts signals between the inner ear and the central nervous system.

Also, there are two other primary factors your body depends on for balance:

  • Proprioceptive input – proprioception refers to the system the brain uses to understand how it positions. Also, there are "sensors" throughout the body, specifically in the limbs. These sensors provide signals to the brain about how to maintain and adjust to keep its balance.
  • Visual input – This is what your eyes can see. The brain then interprets it to keep its balance.

Misalignment and Vertigo

If there are misalignments in the C1 (atlas) or C2 (axis) vertebrae, it will cause various health problems, including vertigo symptoms. Cranial nerve 8 is the vestibulocochlear nerve that communicates signals between the brain and the inner ear. The atlas vertebra, the uppermost bone in your spine, is positioned close to the inner ear.

If the atlas moves out of position even slightly, it can compress or irritate this nerve and trigger vertigo attacks. An atlas subluxation, or misalignment, can occur for many reasons. Commonly, patients who develop vertigo are those who had a history of a neck injury. 

The following can cause a misalignment in the upper cervical spine:

  • Car accidents
  • Sporting injuries
  • Slipping, sliding, and falling incidents
  • Whiplash
  • Any head or neck trauma or injury
  • Concussion

Even a minor fender bender or trip and fall accident can sometimes be strong enough to cause an atlas misalignment. As a result, it can disrupt the signals that usually control our body's sense of balance.

Vertigo Relief in Northern Shores Through Upper Cervical Chiropractic

The usual approach in caring for vertigo usually relies on medication, depending on the type of dizziness. Medicine focuses explicitly on symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. It only deals with specific symptoms. Therefore, relief from medication is only temporary. The underlying cause is still left unsolved.

Thanks to upper cervical chiropractic, particularly the Atlas Orthogonal technique, natural vertigo relief in Norton Shores is possible. It has been helping numerous people suffering from vertigo achieve safe and long-lasting results. It also deals with the root cause of the problem, not just chasing after the symptoms.

Here at Zehr Chiropractic in Norton Shores, MI, our upper cervical chiropractors focus on the upper cervical spine. We know the value of a properly aligned spine. Ensuring it is in the best condition also encourages a person's best overall health, both physically and mentally. We use an exact and gentle adjusting technique to restore normal atlas alignment. Thus, it can reduce the pressure on the brainstem and nerves. As a result, the body's natural healing ability kicks into gear. Therefore, it leads to natural and lasting vertigo relief. 

Numerous vertigo patients enjoyed significant relief, and even some have experienced complete freedom from their chronic vertigo symptoms after receiving upper cervical chiropractic care.Call us at (231) 780-9900 to schedule a consultation with us.

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