Vertigo and dizziness are symptoms that can signiﬁcantly disrupt daily life. While there are various potential causes, one that is often overlooked is misalignment (also known as vertebral subluxation) in the neck vertebrae or upper back which impacts the nerves leading to the inner ear. This is where chiropractic care can be beneﬁcial.
CENK Integrated Health’s Chiropractic Approach to Vertigo and Dizziness
At CENK Integrated Health, our doctors have over 30 years of experience treating patients with vertigo and dizziness. We’ve found that gentle chiropractic adjustments to the upper neck and back can help realign the vertebrae, taking pressure off the nerves that control balance and orientation. This can provide relief from vertigo symptoms when they are caused by nerve impingement.
The Role of the Inner Ear in Balance and Orientation
The inner ear contains ﬂuid and ﬁne hairs that detect motion and head position, sending signals to the brain so it can coordinate balance and eye movements. If the nerves that connect the spine to the inner ear become impaired due to vertebral subluxation, it interrupts proper signaling, resulting in dizziness, vertigo, nausea, and more. Chiropractic adjustments are a drug-free way to restore alignment and nerve ﬂow.
What to Expect During a Chiropractic Appointment
During an appointment, our doctor of chiropractic will perform a physical exam, assessing spinal segmental mobility, range of motion, muscle tension, and more. We may order imaging or additional testing if needed to fully diagnose the cause of the vertigo symptoms. Based on our ﬁndings, we will then develop a treatment plan to address the cause of your symptoms.
Chiropractic Adjustment Methods
Gentle, controlled adjustments can help to realign the cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae, relieving nerve compression if vertebral subluxation is detected. There are different methods we may use, depending on the patient’s needs. This can include instrument-assisted adjustment using a special tool, drop-table techniques, or manual manipulation. We take great care to ensure adjustments are made comfortably.
Supplementary Techniques to Chiropractic Adjustments
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we may recommend speciﬁc exercises and stretches to improve mobility and strengthen muscles around the spine. Adopting ergonomic recommendations can also take pressure off the neck and back. Stress management and healthy lifestyle habits are encouraged as part of a holistic approach.
We’ve seen many vertigo sufferers ﬁnd improvement through adjustments combined with these supporting wellness strategies. Patients report reduced frequency and severity of symptoms, allowing them to function and enjoy daily activities again.
Seeking Chiropractic Care?
If you’ve been dealing with vertigo, dizziness, or loss of balance, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. Our experienced chiropractors will thoroughly assess your condition and determine if misalignments are contributing to your symptoms. We’ll explain how targeted adjustments and ancillary techniques can restore nerve communication and proper equilibrium. With an individualized treatment plan, most patients achieve noticeable relief.
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