Vertigo Solution - Vertigo Doctor Los Angeles
Vertigo can be incredibly debilitating. An episode can make it impossible to perform everyday tasks. Often, it is hard to describe how you are feeling to others. Vertigo is different from dizziness – it is described to be a sensation of movement when not in motion. Some common conditions that cause vertigo include the following (1):
- Meniere's disease
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
- Vestibular neuronitis
Your brain has to integrate information from your inner ear, your eyes, and your joints in order to figure out where your body is in space. When one or more of these systems is compromised, vertigo symptoms may result. Here at Upper Cervical Health Centers of Carson and Los Angeles, we want you to get back to feeling like yourself again.
Your neck and vertigo
Your spine is designed to protect your spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries signals to and from your brain. When the top bone in your neck (atlas) is misaligned, this can create pressure within your spinal cord at the base of your neck.
This can affect signals going to and from your brainstem, potentially leading to vertigo symptoms. Dr. Hall is trained in upper cervical chiropractic, a specific chiropractic approach that detects and corrects atlas misalignments.
Through specific realignment of the atlas, the pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brainstem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of vertigo symptoms.
Elster conducted an analysis of 60 patients with chronic vertigo that received specific atlas corrections. 48 out of the 60 patients received a complete resolution of vertigo symptoms. All of the cases received some reduction of vertigo severity and or frequency over the course of one to six months of atlas care.
- Tucci D. Dizziness and Vertigo - Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders [Internet]. Merck Manuals Consumer Version. 2015 [cited 29 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/ear,-nose,-and-throat-disorders/symptoms-of-ear-disorders/dizziness-and-vertigo
- Elster E. Sixty Patients With Chronic Vertigo Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care to Correct Vertebral Subluxation: A Retrospective Analysis. J Vert Sub Res [Internet]. 2006 [cited 1 December 2015];2006(Nov):1-9. Available from: https://vertebralsubluxation.sharepoint.com/Pages/2006_1174_Vertigo.aspx