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Vertigo And the Neck Upper Cervical Chiropractic Los Angeles

Posted in Meniere's Disease, Vertigo on Apr 08, 2020

As we have written about on numerous occasions in our blogging efforts, vestibular conditions which include vertigo, BPPV, Ménière disease and  Mal de Debarquement affect over 400,000 patients in Los Angeles basin alone.

In our Los Angeles based upper cervical technique office, we now estimate that one-third of our new patients have vestibular disorders as their primary complaint. In this article, we have embedded a video of a patient who is in the recovery process. 

Our hope is that this story will find people that are searching for a solution to their vertigo issues. Unfortunately, the grand majority of chronic vertigo sufferers are relegated to pharmaceutical interventions which never address the CAUSE.

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Like many patients who come to our office, Majorie was suffering from vertigo that was affecting her ability to enjoy life and was unable to perform all of life's tasks. As you will hear in the video Majorie suffered from chronic vertigo symptoms that affected her work, her family, and her relationships. 

There is an old adage that says you don't know what someone is going through until you have walked in someone else's shoes. Being chronically ill steals life from the individual and unfortunately, many people suffer in invisible silence. 

Thankfully, many of these cases find upper cervical care and following a course of corrective care many recover their health and vitality so they can live free once again. How Does The Upper Neck Cause Vertigo? 

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The atlas and axis vertebrae at the top of the neck house the brainstem which is the most vital part of human physiology. One nucleus that sits inside the brainstem is called the vestibular nucleus whose job is to coordinate balance in the body. 

This nucleus coordinates input from the joints in the neck, information from the inner ear, and information from the eyes to produce normal balance in the body. Injury to the upper cervical spine alters what is known as proprioceptive input from the neck joints causing the imbalance. 

This is why many individuals who suffer from vertigo notice that certain HEAD MOVEMENTS MAKE THEIR VERTIGO WORSE. When certain head movements cause dizziness this indicates that vertigo is the result of neck joint injury. 

Getting under precision upper cervical care allows the neck joints to restore motion, reduce neurological irritation and increased balance and health. What Exactly Does a Blair Upper Cervical Doctor Do?

Blair Upper Cervical doctors are specially trained to locate spinal misalignments in the upper cervical spine and correct them. Spinal misalignment is located by running a battery of neurological tests that locate the spinal segments that have been injured and misaligned by a prior neck Injury.

Once located, precision imaging in the form of digital x-ray or cone-beam computed tomography (Cbct) is used to precisely determine which joint has misaligned and the angulation of the misaligned joint. 

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Each person’s anatomy is different and therefore imaging is used to uncover the blueprint to be used to correct each patient’s individual misalignment pattern. Once this information is gleaned, a gentle, light correction is made without twisting, popping, or pulling. 

The patient is then monitored over-time to ensure that the correction is holding. If the testing indicates the need for another correction, then it is performed. However, the goal of Blair Upper Cervical Care is for the patient to stay in “adjustment”.It isn’t the correction that produces healing.

It is the removal of nerve irritation and the adjustment “holding” in its normal position that allows the body to function better and proceed through a healing process. This is how Blair Chiropractic care for Vertigo can aid your body in healing itself.

If you are suffering from Vertigo or any other chronic degenerative disease give upper cervical care a chance. You will be glad you did. In conclusion, we will steal a quote from the enveloped of chiropractic, " nature needs no help just no interference."