Vertigo is a serious condition that has the power to prevent you from performing basic tasks and actions like standing up. In the United States, approximately 35 percent or 69 million Americans who are 40 years or older experience some type of vestibular dysfunction like vertigo. If you suffer from vertigo and are looking for relief, chiropractic is proven to be effective for treating its symptoms and preventing future episodes from occurring.
Most cases of vertigo are caused by a sudden change in the positioning of the head. For those who experience this condition, most tend to suffer from:\
The most common source of vertigo is BPPV which is caused when calcium carbonate crystals in the inner area of the ear become dislocated. The crystal dislodges and transports to acceleration centers that also exist in the inner area of the ear. When this happens, the brain experiences a sudden acceleration sensation even though your body is not moving. Fortunately, the solution is to move the crystal out of the inner ear. Unfortunately, this task is not easy to perform.
The inner ear contains three semicircular canals which causes a different reaction when confronted with a dislodged crystal. Our Atlanta Chiropractors can locate which ear the crystal exists within, as well as which canal using particular imaging devices like an MRI. Once the crystal’s location is identified, an adjustment can be applied to target joints that are not moving properly. If the source of a patient’s vertigo derives from the inner ear, a Chiropractor may recommend using the Epley Maneuver to transfer the crystal to a less harmful or offensive location.
If you or someone you know suffers from vertigo, contact AICA Atlanta today to schedule a free consultation or a complete examination. Just dial (404) 889-8828 to speak with one of our friendly staff members about your needs.