Many people are hopeful for vertigo relief in Sioux Falls. Vertigo can be challenging to put into words, especially if you just deal with it for the first time. Imagine yourself relaxing on the beach, sitting by the sand watching the ocean waves, then without warning, you suddenly feel a spinning sensation. You feel as if your surroundings are moving out of control or spinning around you. Frightening, isn’t it?
Vertigo, by itself, is not dangerous. It is not a life-threatening condition. However, if you drive on the freeway or climb a ladder and vertigo suddenly hits you, then that is the time it becomes dangerous.
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What Causes Vertigo In Some People?
An ear infection can cause vertigo, and it is called vestibular neuritis. It may occur after you have a cold. The good news is vertigo relief in Sioux Falls is very much attainable with the help of upper cervical chiropractic. Before we go over how it can help alleviate vertigo symptoms, let us first discuss the two possible vertigo causes.
Vertigo attacks occur alongside headaches for some people. While vertigo episodes do not generally involve migraine symptoms, vertigo attacks of this kind can last for days or as quick as a few seconds. When this happens, you may be more sensitive to light, find certain scents intolerable, and become easily irritated with noise. When caring for a vestibular migraine, you will need to identify your own migraine triggers and vertigo triggers as well. So you avoid all these person-specific triggers.
BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
It is a problem that happens when crystals within the inner ear move from their usual location to a territory where they should not be. When this happens, it will result in a communication problem as the brain would receive conflicting signals.
Here’s what exactly would happen: the ear’s information would not agree with the signals from the receptors of the eyes and limbs. Therefore, the brain may have a difficult time interpreting these signals altogether. It would result in the unpleasant feeling of a false spinning movement.
Also, you may experience a rapid movement of the eyes known as nystagmus. These conflicting signals may last for 30 seconds. Rolling over in bed or shifting your head from standing to picking up something on the floor can already trigger a BPPV attack.
Telling Vertigo and Dizziness Apart
So many people often misunderstand both of these terms. Let us shed some light on how they are very different words. Knowing the difference can help if a doctor asks what you feel to get a proper diagnosis of your condition.
Dizziness often describes several different things. It may refer to any of these:
- Feeling lightheaded
- A sensation like you are about to faint
- Feeling unsteady while you are on your feet
Vertigo, on the other hand, is different because it copies the sensation of motion that is not really there. Also, it involves a spinning or rotational motion.
The signals that your brain receives from the inner ears, eyes and various receptors from body movement in the legs and arms provide the ability to recognize movement. These signals may become jumbled or conflicted or confused during a vertigo episode. It explains why vertigo patients would have the illusion that their world is spinning while standing still.
Thankfully, you can get vertigo relief in Sioux Falls. The technique is non-invasive, safe, and very gentle to vertigo patients. Some would get permanent relief from their vertigo symptoms.
Other Causes of Vertigo
Meniere’s disease is one condition that causes vertigo. It is a very uncommon problem in the inner ear. A symptom of Meniere’s disease includes a two or three hour-long vertigo episode, along with ringing in the ears and hearing loss.
Here is a list of a few other severe conditions that may cause vertigo attacks:
- Head or neck injuries
- Brain tumors
- Multiple sclerosis
- Acoustic neuroma (a benign growth on the inner ear’s nerve)
Vertigo and Natural Care Options for People
Care options will vary depending on the underlying cause of your vertigo problem. Therefore, options will be different from case to case.
Your doctor may ask you to avoid too much bed rest. This way, your brain can prepare and adjust appropriately to vertigo episodes by keeping it from occurring as a long-term problem.
Doctors may also recommend the Brandt-Daroff exercises or Epley maneuver for those with BBPV. These are specific head movement exercises that will reset the inner ear organ to balance appropriately. Nowadays, there is research on using mobile phone apps and using virtual reality glasses to reset the balance organ.
Another care option uses a non-invasive brain stimulation using electric coils positioned over the head (near the parietal lobe) to shift the electrical activity in this specific brain region to relieve vertigo symptoms.
Upper Cervical of Sioux Falls offers vertigo relief in Sioux Falls
There Is Natural, Safe Reliever for Vertigo
Sometimes the simplest of reasons why vertigo occurs in people is often overlooked. Several case studies have proven that misalignments in the upper cervical spine and vertigo symptoms share a link. When the topmost bones, the atlas and axis vertebrae, of the upper neck move out of position even the slightest, it can cause vertigo attacks.
One study involved 60 chronic vertigo patients. Each patient experienced vertigo of different kinds. Upon check-up, 56 of the patients had neck or head trauma or injury before their symptoms. These included:
- Sporting injuries
- Car accidents
- Sliding, slipping, tripping, and falling incidents
Most of them suffered from trauma-induced vertigo. As part of all the patients’ program, each received a personally tailored upper cervical chiropractic care. After one up to six months of upper cervical adjustments, it resulted in a 100% success rate! All 60 vertigo patients responded positively. Twelve patients reported improvement through less frequent and less severe vertigo episodes. Finally, forty-eight of them were symptom-free from vertigo completely.
Those seeking vertigo relief in Sioux Falls can visit us here at Upper Cervical of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. Our upper cervical chiropractors use the same gentle, non-invasive, and highly precise method used in the study. You may call (605) 275-6900 for more details about our upper cervical chiropractic care.
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