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What is VERTIGO and how can a Chiropractor help?

Vertigo is a common symptom in some people who have had a neck or head trauma at some stage in their life. This can be when interference has occurred along the nerve pathways exiting the spinal column.

A particular type of vertigo is caused by improperly-moving joints in the cervical spine often following a neck injury. This type of injury then forms a miscommunication between body and brain, which is when balance is effected.

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 These symptoms of vertigo are quite disturbing to our clients:

  • dizziness and or spinning even when laying flat
  • headache or migraine
  • nausea or vomiting
  • balance issues or leaning to one side

Vertigo may be caused by damage or disruption in the vestibular system, or the inner-ear. Chiropractors may help alleviate a specific type of vertigo, called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), by shifting the head in different positions to attempt to reposition the crystals inside the inner ear. This is a  painless technique with some great results seen in clinic.

Exercises like Dr Emily has described on the link below should help with easing symptoms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmD9t2PPeLk&ab_channel=BelridgeChiropractic

If you suffer from vertigo then see a Chiropractor for some advice.

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