Regain Your Active Life
We want to see all our patients attain and maintain a level of wellness care. This is when your body is fully healed and only needing maintenance adjustments. It is still recommended to come in for periodic adjustments to keep things running smoothly. This requires a quick visit 1-4 times per month based on your lifestyle and goals.
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is the feeling that you are moving when you’re not. This sensation can be triggered by movements such as turning your head too quickly or looking down from a great distance, but it is ultimately caused by problems in the inner ear, brain, or brainstem.
There are two different forms of vertigo with each stemming from various medical issues: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo.
Peripheral vertigo results in a problem with your inner ear and thus your balance, while central vertigo occurs when your brain or brainstem are suffering from a disease originating from your central nervous system (CNS). Peripheral vertigo is typically more severe, and central vertigo is more gradual in its onset. Regardless of the type of dizziness you are experiencing, more than likely, your quality of life is suffering because of it.
Symptoms of Vertigo
- A spinning or whirling sensation
Feeling like you’re tilting or leaning
- Loss of balance or coordination
Nausea or vomiting
- Sweating or feeling clammy
- Headache or ringing in the ears
- Jerky eye movements (nystagmus)
- Difficulty in standing or walking
- The sensation of floating or weightlessness
Risk Factors of Vertigo
- Inner ear problems
- Head injury
- Certain medications
Possible causes of vertigo include inner ear problems, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or Meniere’s disease, as well as underlying medical conditions such as migraines or stroke.