Vertigo

NUCCA | Upper Cervical Care Helps Cervigonenic Vertigo

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a false sense that you or your surroundings are moving. Patients report lying still in bed and feeling that the room is spinning. This condition is oftentimes confused with dizziness, a sense of unsteadiness or lightheadedness. It is commonly accompanied by nausea, ringing in the ears, trouble walking and visual disturbances. Episodes can last from minutes to hours and may come and go or be constantly present. Many patients have had extensive diagnositc procedures and have been referred to a neurologist before they seek our care.

Common Treatment for Vertigo

Since it is often difficult to pinpoint the cause, patients are often prescribed over-the-counter and prescription medications such as antibiotics, antihistamines, motion-sickness medications and tranquilizers. A canalith repositioning procedure is recommended, and surgery is left as a last resort. It is common for patients to hear that they “will have to learn to live with it.”

How We Help Cervicogenic Vertigo

Research suggests that there is a link between traumas such as concussion and whiplash with vertigo. Vertigo originating from neck dysfunction is known as cervicogenic vertigo. Following a car accident or trauma to the head, symptoms can take months to years to develop, making it difficult to connect the two events. NUCCA Care focuses on restoring proper alignment of the upper cervical spine, or upper neck, reducing irritiation to the nerves that trigger this type of vertigo.

Don’t lose hope! We can help.

Call our office today at (619) 756-7510 for help with your vertigo.

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