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Vertigo is a sensation of loss of balance, rotational whirling associated with looking down from a high point or caused by a disease affecting the inner ear or vestibular nerve. Also known as giddiness, vertigo affects thousands of people every day. Chiropractic care can help people with vertigo get back to feeling less dizzy and less out of control. By using hands-on methods known as spinal adjustments and massage, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay assists those experiencing this often-times debilitating condition without using drugs or surgery. Read more to learn about chiropractic help for vertigo.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Vertigo
The neck, or cervical spine, surrounds the cervical nerves, many of which play vital roles in balance and coordination. Additionally, muscles in the neck connecting to the head, shoulders, and upper back also support equilibrium. Through spinal palpation to identify areas of subluxation, or spinal segment dislocation, your doctor of chiropractic can determine regions of postural irritation in the neck and surrounding areas. Gentle and effective chiropractic care benefits the spinal bone alignment, nervous system, and surrounding muscles and ligaments. Many people start to see results in a few visits. However, your treatment plan may include care over weeks to months depending on the cause of vertigo, chronicity, and how well each patient can make lifestyle changes.
If you have a history of neck injury, such as sports trauma or motor vehicle accident, this may predispose you to spinal neck vertebrae inflammation and distortion; be sure to tell Dr. Oskardmay about any accidents as sometimes she will need to order an x-ray to determine the extent of joint irritation before beginning care. Additionally, be prepared to discuss medications you take and other life aspects such as sleep, stress, nutrition, and exercise, as these may significantly impact your symptoms.
Alternatively, if you see a medical doctor for dizziness and vertigo, they may prescribe drugs such as antihistamines and anticholinergics for relief. Many of these drugs cause drowsiness. They may also prescribe anti-anxiety medications such as Diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax), which cause drowsiness and are addictive. Other medical treatments may include injections of antibiotic gentamicin to disable balance in the affected ear or even removal of the inner ear sense organ called a labyrinthectomy.
Please help us help you by thoughtfully completing all intake forms in advance and keeping scheduled appointments once we accept you as a patient. Chiropractic and acupuncture treatments can help lessen symptoms of vertigo, potentially helping patients avoid more invasive procedures. If you or a loved one experiences vertigo, dizziness, or other symptoms contact us today for chiropractic help for vertigo.
At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, your body is very good at healing itself, given the right conditions, and our goal is to help you get back to good health naturally. Serving the Triangle since 1995 with chiropractic and acupuncture care, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay is a licensed acupuncturist and chiropractic physician who has helped many people recover. Call (919) 929-1400, email email@example.com or visit our website acudocnc.com to schedule your healthcare appointment and start your healing journey.