How to Get Your Balance Back: Chiropractic Relief for Vertigo

The world around you spins uncontrollably.  You lose your sense of balance.  Without your bearings, you fall to the ground and feel helpless.  This is what thousands of people with vertigo feel almost all the time, vulnerable and weak.

But it need not be that way.  In Florida, vertigo relief in Lakeland is available, safe, and accessible to everyone. With the right information and help from a chiropractor, you and other people with vertigo can live normal lives free from debilitating dizziness.

Vertigo Defined

The first step towards relief, however, is understanding what this symptom really is.  Vertigo refers to temporary spinning dizziness that may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.  It can be rooted in a problem with a person’s central nervous system. It can also be a sign of imbalance in the inner ear.

When there is damage or a lesion in the inner structures of the ear near the brain stem, it can affect how the brain transmits signals throughout the body. The inner ear structures also function to keep a person balanced, depending on the head and body's position in relation to the outside world or space.

This symptom can be severe since the fall caused by spinning dizziness could result in a head injury or damage to any part of the human body. Since the disorder could afflict a person at any time, those with this symptom need to get the right information and appropriate help.

Causes of Vertigo

Based on years of extensive study, scientists and medical researchers have identified some possible causes of vertigo. These root causes of vertigo have been classified and given their medical names, such as:

  • Labyrinthitis

Inflammation of the inner ear and the structures near what is called the “vestibulocochlear nerve”. The nerve functions to identify the positions and movements of the head. When it malfunctions, loss of balance happens. Viral infections are one of the reasons why inflammation occurs in the inner ear.

  • Cholesteatoma

Refers to a growth of skin in the middle ear due to infections. When left untreated, it could lead to vertigo and hearing loss.

  • Meniere’s Disease

Described as the accumulation of fluid in the inner ear.  The fluid build-up also leads to a ringing sound in the ear or what is called tinnitus. This condition happens because of a viral infection, constrictions of blood vessels in the ear, or as an autoimmune reaction to an infectious agent such as a virus or bacteria.

  • Vestibular Neuronitis

Inflammation of the vestibular nerve, a nerve in the head that functions to control one’s sense of balance.  

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV

Disturbance in the inner ear structures, which includes the calcium carbonate crystals and inner ear fluid that have contact with sensory hair cells. This contact causes a reaction in the vestibular nerve, which then processes the brain's signals about one’s position in relation to the outside physical world. Uncontrolled movement of the ear fluids creates a sense of imbalance and loss of bodily control.

Vertigo may also be due to:

  • A stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Otosclerosis, or a middle-ear condition that leads to loss of hearing
  • A tumor near the brain stem

Common Vertigo Symptoms

Many people seek vertigo relief in Lakeland because they experience or have:

  • Head or neck injury
  • Migraine
  • Side effects from certain medications
  • Unwanted effects of ear surgery
  • Herpes Zoster Oticus, a viral infection that affects the ear and facial nerves
  • Syphilis
  • Leakage of inner ear fluid into the middle ear, also known as perilyphatic fistula

Vertigo Self-Management Tips

There are simple ways to manage the effects of vertigo, with emphasis on being safe and secure even during a terrible spell of spinning dizziness.  

Vertigo relief in Lakeland is possible if one adopts certain lifestyle changes and daily routines that lessen this symptom's negative effects. For example:

1. Immediately take a seat when you feel dizzy.  This will prevent a fall and other more serious effects like head or body injury.

2. At night, turn on the lights so that you can see your surroundings clearly.

3.  Using a cane to support your body weight and manner of walking is always a good idea.

4.  Identify the triggers that cause you to lose balance and feel dizzy. Avoid those activities or triggers of vertigo.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic for Vertigo Relief in Lakeland

Florida residents can get vertigo relief in Lakeland through a safe, gentle manner facilitated by an upper cervical chiropractor. The technique is called upper cervical chiropractic. Chiropractors using this method have a deep understanding of human anatomy, particularly the structure and functions of the atlas bone (also known as C1) and axis bone (also called C2) of the neck.  They find misalignments or structural problems in that part of the body. 

When there are imbalances or misalignments in the spine, many of the nerves in the body suffer. They may swell, causing a sense of loss of balance and dizziness. Aside from possible painful nerve compression, the upper cervical spine imbalance interrupts the brain's transmission of signals to the rest of the body. This interruption progresses into that spinning dizzy sensation that people with vertigo suffer from.The good news is that establishments like Atlas Wellness of Lakeland are open to help people with vertigo.  Using only gentle and precise adjustments of the upper cervical spine, they help people like you to deal with dizziness. Stop chasing vertigo symptoms and consult with our upper cervical chiropractor, Dr. Debra Pavlovic.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Pavlovic, call our Lakeland office at (863) 393-4169. You can also click the button below.

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