The onset of a vertigo attack can be incredibly stressful. Often, symptoms can come on with no apparent cause. It is important to understand the potential sources of episodes. They include the following –
- Head injuries – car accidents, concussions, other traumas
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Recent ear infection
- Certain medications – certain types of blood pressure medications and antidepressants
Conventional management involves physical therapy and medication. While these can be effective short-term solutions, they do not take into account a potential root cause.
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How is my neck related to vertigo?
Your spine is designed to protect your spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries signals to and from your brain. When the top bone in your neck (atlas) is misaligned, this can create pressure within your spinal cord at the base of your neck. This can affect signals going to and from your brainstem, potentially leading to symptoms.
I am trained in NUCCA, a specific chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. NUCCA is a very gentle technique that does not require any popping or twisting of the neck. Through specific realignment of the atlas, pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brainstem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of symptoms.
Mayheu et al. described a case of a 23-year-old female patient who presented with vertigo symptoms 5 months following a concussion. After receiving a specific atlas adjustment, she noticed her vertigo disappeared. After two months of care, she stated that she had complete resolution of her vertigo since her first atlas correction. (3)
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