When you are not moving, but it feels like everything else around you is moving, you might be experiencing a temporary sensation called vertigo. When you were a kid, if you ever spun around, in order to get dizzy, that was self-induced vertigo.
Well, it depends on whether it’s peripheral and central. If it’s central, the cause is in your brain or spine. If it’s peripheral, the problem can be in your inner ear or the nerves that supply the inner ear. That doesn’t tell you much. Well, if you can answer yes to one of these questions, then you will have a better understanding of your vertigo.
- Have you ever had a head injury?
- Have you ever had a stroke?
- Do you have Multiple Sclerosis?
- Do you have a tumor?
- Do you suffer from Basiler Artery Migraines?
- Do you take anti-seizure or blood pressure medication?
- Do you take antidepressants or aspirin?
- Do you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or Diabetes?
- Are you a smoker?
- Do you drink alcohol?
If you suffer from vertigo, and you can answer yes to any of the above, your condition is likely due to problems with your inner ear or the nerves that go into your inner ear. Though, two important things to note here are just because you experience these dizzy spells and can answer yes to any of the above, does not mean there is a correlation.
So, while quitting smoking, drinking, or certain medications may alleviate your dizzy episodes, quitting those things will not stop the cause. That’s why it is essential to seek out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor, who can determine whether your vertigo is central or peripheral and how best to proceed going forward.
Head and neck injuries that affect the brain and also the nerves that supply the inner ear have been linked to misalignments of the upper neck. Misalignments of the upper neck can be very difficult to correct and less they are thoroughly evaluated by three-dimensional x-rays. Upper cervical chiropractors routinely perform these types of examinations when determining how best to help someone that is struggling with vertigo.
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Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on their website at http://www.atlasspinalcare.com/