When one experiences an attack of vertigo, it can render him unable to complete his daily tasks, go to work, or even associate with his family members. He may have no choice but to sit or lie down until the sensation leaves him. What can bring about an episode of vertigo?
- High blood pressure
- Head or neck trauma (concussions, whiplash, and vehicle accidents)
- Heart problems
- Ear infections
- Medications to care for depression and hypertension
Seeking the care of a family physician may lead one to get prescription medication or do some physical therapy to alleviate the symptoms. This can be helpful while undergoing an attack, but to get to the root of the problem, one will have to take things a step further.
Alleviating Vertigo Naturally
A 23-year-old woman complained of vertigo symptoms after getting a concussion 5 months beforehand. She began seeking the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. Upon receiving her first adjustment, she noticed that her vertigo had disappeared.
She reported that after receiving two months of atlas corrections, she still had no vertigo occur since the initial adjustment. At Atlas Health Australia in North Lakes, Queensland, we understand the vital connection between the spine and vertigo.
The cause of vertigo is often due to a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck. The delicate spinal cord is protected via the spine. The bones located at the top of the spine nearest the brainstem are susceptible to misalignment due to their shape and location.
If they happen to move out of position, they can put undue pressure on the brainstem, causing it to send improper signals to the brain about where the body is located. We use a technique that is both gentle and precise to encourage the neck bones to realign more naturally than popping or forcing them.
This removes the pressure from the brainstem and allows the body to repair itself. Once communication is restored, vertigo often improves or goes away completely. To schedule, a complimentary consultation call our North Lakes Queensland office at 07-3188-9329