Between dizzy spells and the loss of balance, it can almost feel as though the inside of your head or brain is spinning uncontrollably. This sensation feels off, seeing as you’re at home and not standing on a high cliff edge. Many of those affected by dizziness or vertigo may have tried various therapies without relief. Some simply put up with this daily roller-coaster experience, but it can have a significant impact on your home and professional life! If you’re looking for long-lasting relief, have you talked to your chiropractor about dizziness and vertigo?
Various parts of the body work together to keep you balanced. This includes your eyes, brain, inner ears, and the nerves running from head to toe encased in your spine.
Sometimes dizziness can arise from the cervical spine and muscle tension in the neck. It can also be associated with certain lifestyle factors such as alcohol, lack of sleep, medication and dehydration.
Vertigo is often linked to problems of the central nervous system or the inner ear as in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV. This happens when calcium crystals, which are usually there to help maintain balance and spatial awareness, become dislodged from the inner ear and clutter the canal.
“My neck feels better and I get up in the morning without even thinking about dizziness. I’ve also got more energy and I can honestly say the treatment is working well for me”.
Chiropractic care for dizziness & vertigo
Our goal at Spinal Care Clinics in Brentwood is to get to the core of the problem by understanding your symptoms and where they stem from. We want to know why your body is responding this way, fix it and get rid of the trigger. This is why keeping your spine healthy and in check is so important! Think of it as the canal relaying nervous signals from the body to the brain. Our chiropractors adjust and realign the spine to remove any stress or interference on the underlying nerves.
Vertigo takes a little more time and patience but chiropractic care improves overall body function and can bring some much-needed relief for many. Your chiropractor will also guide you through the Epley’s manoeuvre. This is an exercise you can do from home to relieve the symptoms of vertigo.
Another important point to mention when talking about vertigo treatment is vitamin D.
This hormone-like vitamin helps to mineralise bones and we can’t actively absorb calcium without it. Vitamin D deficiency has only recently been linked to vertigo associated with BPPV. Studies do suggest that taking daily supplements may prevent vertigo from recurring, especially in those who are deficient. Our chiropractors approach health and wellness on an individual and completely holistic level. In your initial consultation, we’ll advise you on lifestyle choices that work well for your body and your condition.