Vertigo is related to dizziness but is much more serious. Most people who experience vertigo describe it as being a sensation of movement – either of the person or the things around them – when there is no movement, most often felt to be a spinning sensation. There are a number of intriguing facts that you may not know about vertigo Let’s take a look at a few of these and then consider where to find relief for the spinning sensation of vertigo.
Interesting Reasons for Vertigo to Occur
This includes triggers for vertigo and health problems with vertigo as one of their major symptoms.
- Movement: Motion is often a trigger for vertigo, such as a long boat trip where you still feel motion after you get back to land, standing up too quickly, or spinning around too fast.
- Meniere’s disease: Vertigo is the main symptom of this inner ear condition.
- Migraines: In particular, a vestibular migraine impacts your balance system. However, out of every 10 migraine sufferers, 4 have vertigo as a symptom.
- Vitamin deficiencies: B12 is one vitamin that can cause problems if you do not have enough of it. Lack of it leads to less blood reaching the brain because of issues with blood pressure.
This is just a glimpse into the many reasons for vertigo with some being more serious than others. One area we will look at now has to do with a misalignment in the bones of the neck.
Vertigo Alleviated by Proper Neck Alignment
A misalignment in the upper bones of the neck can put undue pressure on the brainstem and has been linked to vertigo in a large number of people. A study was performed that involved 139 patients diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. They all reported having some type of trauma to the head or neck in the past. After receiving adjustments from an upper cervical chiropractor, they all showed improvement. After 6 weeks, the intensity of symptoms reduced down to 1/3 of what they previously experienced. This shows upper cervical chiropractic to be an effective way to care for vertigo.