Have you ever felt like the room is spinning around you for no obvious reason? You don’t feel sick and haven’t drank too much alcohol. The feeling of the world spinning around you is known as vertigo. People describe vertigo as a spinning or swaying feeling. It may feel like objects are moving around you. Being on a merry go round is a good example of what vertigo feels like. Vertigo can also be accompanied by difficulty walking, nausea and vomiting.
There are a variety of reasons people experience vertigo, but the most common reason is your inner ear. Your inner ear is responsible for balance and spatial awareness. Crystals in your ear can move around as you change position, which is one of the most common causes of inner ear problems.
Meniere’s disease is another cause of vertigo. This is characterized by vertigo, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and your ear canal feeling blocked or full. Labrynthitis, also known as an ear infection, can be another cause of vertigo.
You may be wondering if chiropractic can help vertigo and the answer is yes! The chiropractic adjustment allows the body’s nervous system to function at its highest level. By adjusting the spine allows for better communication between the brain and the rest of your body. This also includes the ear, lymph and the immune system.
Another common tool used in chiropractic offices is the Epley’s maneuver. This is a repositioning technique that is done to facilitate the recalibration of the inner ear and its components. The combination on both the Epley’s maneuver and chiropractic adjustment is a non-invasive way to treat vertigo and support the body’s ability to heal on its own.
If you are suffering from vertigo, don’t hesitate calling us. We’re here to help!