Peripheral vertigo refers to vertigo causing conditions that relate to the inner ear. These are by far the most common causes of vertigo. Let’s look at a few of the underlying triggers of peripheral vertigo. Then we will discuss case studies that have revealed an effective alternative for care.
Causes of Peripheral Vertigo
Here are 4 underlying events that can result in peripheral vertigo:
- Labyrinthitis – It may be something as simple as an ear infection. Fluid in the ear is increased, and this throws off the body’s system for maintaining balance. When the infection clears up, so does vertigo.
- Meniere’s Disease – This is a rare vestibular condition that causes not only bouts of vertigo but also temporary hearing loss, tinnitus, and a feeling of fullness in the ear. Modern research from an upper cervical chiropractor shows a clear link between whiplash injuries that are over a decade old and the onset on Meniere’s.
- BPPV – Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common form of vertigo. It may occur when a person gets up too quickly, bends over, or turns the head in a specific position. Vertigo attacks are often brief but intense and may occur without warning. This becomes more common as a person ages.
- Head Trauma – Any type of head or neck injury such as a concussion or whiplash may result in the onset of vertigo.
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How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps
As I mentioned earlier, there are many case studies to back up the idea that upper cervical chiropractic care can benefit those suffering from vertigo. This is especially true because a misalignment of the atlas vertebra (C1) can have a profound effect on the function of the ear and the vestibular (cranial VIII) nerve.
At Back in Balance, we use the NUCCA technique of upper cervical chiropractic to gently fix this exact type of misalignment. As for the NUCCA method, in particular, a published study reveals the experience of a 37-year-old woman who saw the resolution of her vertigo immediately after her first adjustment.
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