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Vertigo Los Angeles - Unlocking 3 of the Mysteries

Posted in Vertigo, Vestibular Disorders on Jun 27, 2016

Vertigo Los Angeles - Unlocking 3 of the Mysteries

Vertigo is an extremely common health condition, especially for those over the age of 40. According to some statistics, as much as 40% of the 40-and-over population will experience vertigo at one time or another. We’re going to address three questions that people ask about vertigo.



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Why Do Some People Seem More Prone to This Condition?

One theory is that vertigo is more likely to affect a visually dependent person. Since such individuals rely heavily on visual cues, the body may interpret the signals wrong. For example, when you see the person next to you at a red light start to inch forward, your brain may misinterpret the movement as being from your vehicle causing you to step on the brake harder.

 Of course, vertigo does seem to affect us more as we age. Also, there is a definite correlation between injuries and this condition. Head and neck injuries, in particular, are commonly found in the patient history of someone with frequent cases of this condition. 

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 Do Any Serious Conditions Cause Vertigo? Most doctors are not overly concerned by the occasional case of this condition. However, it can potentially be a symptom of a more debilitating condition such as Meniere’s disease which presents with tinnitus and a feeling of fullness in the ears.

 Untreated, Meniere’s can lead to partial hearing loss. This condition may also signal a cardiovascular issue such as stroke, so don’t ignore vertigo if you are experiencing other symptoms of a cardiac event.



Is There a Natural Way to Treat Vertigo?

If you would like to avoid the side effects of commonly prescribed medications, you may want to try upper cervical chiropractic care. An atlas (top vertebra in the neck) misalignment can be the underlying cause. 

This is especially true for those who have experienced head or neck trauma either recently or years in the past. Sometimes it may take 15 years or more for symptoms to occur after an injury. The Blair technique is a specific form of upper cervical chiropractic that can help in detecting and correcting such misalignments.

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