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):
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 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, 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 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. (2)
If you are interested in more information about upper cervical chiropractic and vertigo, call Upper Cervical Health Center of Carson at (310) 324-6172 or Upper Cervical Health Center of Los Angeles at (213) 399-7772. To schedule a free consultation online click here: www.uppercervicalcare.schedapple.com .
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