Vertigo is characterized by the sensation of movement or spinning, even while standing still. Vertigo can result in overwhelming feelings of dizziness, swaying, or being pulled in one direction, leaving you feeling unbalanced. In severe cases, vertigo can be accompanied by tinnitus, headache, nausea, vomiting, and an inability to balance. Vertigo is common in individuals who have experienced trauma to the head or neck, and inner ear imbalance, and is a secondary symptom of common medical conditions such as migraines, stroke, or diabetes.
Depending on the cause of your vertigo, your chiropractor may choose different treatment pathways to alleviate the symptoms. One common treatment is the Eply’s Maneuver, during which the head is moved into different positions, causing the calcium crystals in the inner ear to reposition which may result in immediate relief of vertigo symptoms. Other treatments involve chiropractic manipulation of the spine to restore proper alignment to the neck and head in order to relieve the symptoms of vertigo. Chiropractic care can ease the acute symptoms of vertigo, while also improving overall balance and coordination.