Vertigo is a spinning sensation that makes you feel as if you or the things around you are moving. It is often due to a problem with the eyes or an ear infection. One root cause that is often overlooked is a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine, in particular, the atlas (C1) or axis (C2) vertebrae. The symptoms of vertigo include:
- Tinnitus – ringing in the ears
- Out of the ordinary eye movement
- Nausea and possible vomiting
Vertigo can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour. You may feel as if you need to lie down until the sensation passes, causing you to miss out on some very important activities. It robs people of their life quality in many cases.
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Types of Vertigo
Some common types of vertigo may be:
- BPPV – benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
- Vertigo that comes about due to Meniere’s disease
- Cervicogenic vertigo
Finding Help for Vertigo
A link has been established between vertigo and a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. The top two bones of the neck – the atlas and axis bones – have the vital job of allowing the head to move and be flexible. Because they allow the head to rotate so freely, they often endure more damage than other parts of the spine. A minor trip and fall, a mild blow to the head, or a similar activity can all lead to a misalignment.
This misalignment can be as small as ¼ of a millimeter and still cause major damage throughout the body. This type of misalignment puts stress on the brainstem, causing it to send improper signals. Nervous system function is hindered, and a variety of symptoms may ensue, including vertigo.
Here at Upper Cervical Hawaii, we use a special technique that gently encourages the bones of the neck to move back into alignment. Once completed, communication is restored, and vertigo often lessens in frequency and intensity. In some cases, it goes away completely.
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