Is Vestibular Neuronitis Affecting You?
Vestibular neuronitis is characterized by the following:
- Severe vertigo attack
- Nystagmus (eye jerking movements)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Symptoms persisting for between 7-10 days
With vestibular neuronitis, hearing is unaffected. The duration of these symptoms can be incredibly frustrating. Traditional management involves medication and potential vestibular rehabilitation if there are residual balance issues. There is a drugless alternative that helps address a potential underlying cause of
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How Is My Vertigo Related to My Neck?
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 vertigo
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 vertigo 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.
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