Vertigo is a fairly common vestibular condition that makes the room seem like it is spinning around a person. Let’s take a look at a few things about the condition that you may not know, including a natural treatment.
#1 It Can Be the Result of Reduced Blood Flow to the Brain
When the brain is not getting the proper amount of oxygen due to decreased blood flow, vertigo is one common symptom.
#2 Ear Infections Can Cause Vertigo
If you have an ear infection, you may not need additional attention to deal with vertigo. If the condition persists after the infection has cleared up, it may be a symptom of another health condition.
#3 The Position of the Head Can Cause Vertigo
In fact, positional vertigo is the most common form this condition. A person may wake up with the room spinning after sitting up too quickly. But it can also happen while awake.
#4 It Can Cause a Person to Fall Down
If an attack is severe enough and strikes suddenly, a person may actually lose balance and fall. This is referred to as a drop attack.
#5 It May Be Caused by an Upper Cervical Misalignment
Interestingly, an upper cervical misalignment can create the blood flow problems that are a common cause of vertigo. If the C1 vertebra is misaligned, it can restrict blood flow to the brain and even put pressure on the brain stem.
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At Back in Balance, we use the NUCCA technique of upper cervical chiropractic to try and help patients get some relief. This is a gentle and specific form of upper cervical care that results in long-lasting adjustments which allow the body time to heal properly. This can relieve many different symptoms that are related to this particular type of misalignment.
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