Vertigo and Dizziness
Vertigo and dizziness sends your world spinning
Vertigo affects almost 40% of people over 40 at least once in their lifetime. It can be extremely debilitating and stop you enjoying your life.
Chiropractic care may help bring your balance back and help you enjoy life again.
What is vertigo?
Vertigo refers to a sensation that people feel when they move, stand quickly or spin in circles.
Essentially, you feel like the room or the space is spinning when in fact you are standing or sitting still.
The feeling of imbalance and lack of control can last for a few minutes or even a few hours. In worst case scenarios the feeling may last for a period of days.
What causes Vertigo?
The sensation of spinning is usually related to a problem with the inner ear which can throw you off balance. Any movement of the head or body can worsen your vertigo symptoms.
The symptoms are slightly different from lightheadedness or fainting and can be accompanied with nausea or vomiting. While the problem can occur as a direct result of an infection of the ear, head injury or a specific illness it does not always have an obvious cause. Vertigo can develop unexpectedly and without any obvious underlying reasons attached.
Vertigo does not usually relate to severe health conditions although it does impact many adults and young individuals.
While the underlying cause of the condition is not usually life-threatening or dangerous, poor balance and a feeling of weakness can result in accidents and injuries when left untreated.
What is Dizziness?
Dizziness is a similar condition to vertigo as it causes a spinning sensation in some instances, but it may also relate to deeper health concerns. Individuals often feel lightheaded, weak or woozy when they are feeling dizzy. The spinning sensation usually makes the symptoms of dizziness worse.
The underlying causes of the situation can include upper neck problems, motion sickness, medication side effects and poor circulation. Infections or injuries to the inner ear can also lead to dizziness.
We work with you to pinpoint the cause of your dizziness and decide the best form of treatment. Sometimes dizziness requires medical assistance rather than chiropractic, and our trained professionals will spot the difference.
Recovering from Vertigo and Dizziness with Chiropractic Care
Problems with balance caused by a spinning sensation, weakness and wooziness require appropriate chiropractic care to address the situation and limit the potential risks associated with a loss of balance.
At our chiropractic clinic in Townsville, we provide support to encourage healing and recovery from both vertigo and dizziness.
Spinal adjustments can go a long way to help alleviate abnormal spinal function which will improve proprioception and neurological input into the brain stem.
Clinically we often see a marked improvement with both vertigo and dizziness following chiropractic care.
We always evaluate any spinal problems that contribute to the discomfort and ensure that we develop a personalized treatment plan based on your needs and the situation.
Visit Our Chiropractor Today
Feeling dizzy or losing your sense of balance can seriously impact your lifestyle. By working with our caring and professional chiropractors, we will identify the underlying causes associated with dizziness and vertigo. We will provide you with the best treatment or if necessary refer you to a GP or other specialist best suited to help you.
Dizziness and vertigo can be treated by chiropractic care. Call us today to find out how we can help you.
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