Vertigo Relief

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 for years or be constantly present. Many patients have had extensive diagnositc procedures and have been referred to a neurologist before they seek our care.

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Common Treatments for Vertigo

Oftentimes it’s difficult to pinpoint the cause of vertigo, and patients are often prescribed over-the-counter and prescription medications such as antibiotics, antihistamines, motion-sickness medications and tranquilizers to ease the symptoms. For many patients, vertigo impacts their life 24 hours a day. A canalith repositioning procedure is oftentimes recommended, and surgery is left as a last resort.

It’s common for patients to hear that they “will have to learn to live with it,” and it’s simply not true for many of our patients.

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 sometimes 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. 

The Connection Between Your Vertigo and Your Neck

One of the common causes of vertigo is directly connected to your neck. The first bone of the neck, C1, is also known as atlas. When atlas is knocked out of alignment, it can cause a variety of neurological symptoms because it sits at the level of the brainstem. When your atlas is out of place, your head can tilt to one side, one shoulder can be higher than the other, and your pelvis can twist and distort. It’s easy to check your postural distortions in the mirror. When your neck is out of place, it affects your entire body. This structural imbalance causes your body to be off center (off the vertical axis), and can be one of the causes of vertigo. This type of vertigo is called cervicogenic vertigo

Atlas subluxation can irritate the vestibulo-cochlear nerve, the 8th cranial nerve. The 8th cranial nerve controls our sense of balance and originates in the upper neck. The top bones of your neck protect this delicate part of your central nervous system.

Our doctors have expert experience in determining the many causes of vertigo, whether it be cervicogenic in nature or not. It is common for patients to report prior whiplash and head trauma during their initial consultation.  Upper cervical chiropractic care offers a natural solution without drugs or surgery, and many patients get relief after every type of treatment has failed. 

Want an expert on your health team? Call us at (619) 313-5403.

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I came across Intouch Chiropractic through an ad on Facebook. In which I'm so glad I did! I have a really serious back Injury and severe scoliosis. So, I've been to my fair share of Chiropractors. This is honestly THE BEST chiropractic office I've ever experienced. Dr Tapia and Dr young are incredible! As well as their front desk assistant. They are all so friendly and welcoming. Dr Tapia has been treating me, and I've never had such caring chiropractor! Before she started treating me she carefully took the time to study all my x-rays, mri's etc. U like a ton of other chiropractors, they just don't seem to care as much. I will forever be a client. They truly make you feel like family! I highly recommend them to everyone!
Bruna Araujo
Bruna A.
01:32 15 Oct 19
I've loved coming here! Joselyn (office manager) is great! She knows everyone by name and so friendly. Dr Young has helped get me back to normal. He actually listens to you and genuinely wants to help. I have nothing but great things to say.
Kelsey Lewis
Kelsey L.
17:57 19 Sep 19
Great chiropractic clinic! I greatly appreciate the staff:! Dr. Devin is very expert doing precise & gently atlas adjustments His work surpasses 35 yrs traditional chiropractic adjustments. It is much safer to get atlas adjustments. I am very confident I will eventually reach optimum health & well being unlike since birth. I greatly appreciate Joselyn whose warm, compassionate, empathic & nurturing personality really resonates to all their clients, their families & friends. Venue is quiet, peaceful, nurturing & calm.
Karen Eu
Karen E.
06:08 06 Sep 19
I have been coming to Intouch for several weeks now. This is the best I have felt in over 10 years, I have suffered from lower back pain, neck pain, migraines and TMJ. Dr.Devin never ceases to amaze me with his vast knowledge and expertise. The DRX machine is a non-surgical spinal decompression, I feel so rejuvenated after this treatment. And let me not forget Joselyn she is amazing.
Sara Krueger
Sara K.
00:56 02 Oct 19
Drastically improved neck. No more neck pain, I wont need surgery anymore! Dr. Young is great at keeping me in shape. Great location and superb service! I recommend these guys, check them out!
Stephen Scott
Stephen S.
18:22 20 Mar 19
Finding Dr Young and NUCCA has been life changing for me. NUCCA is incredible in and of itself, but it is Dr Young and his team that really make it extraordinary. They are professional, kind, and compassionate people. They really take the time to get to know you and work alongside you to help you reach your health goals. Dr Young is highly skilled and he and his front office staff are truly just great human beings. I would give them 100 stars if I could!
Brandi Moreland
Brandi M.
21:08 24 Oct 19
Highly recommend this place! Such a laid back, professional setting. They are extremely friendly and make you feel very comfortable. I am so glad I found them. My results have been amazing!
Dale Gibbon
Dale G.
19:57 29 May 19
This wonderful place saved my life. Dr. Tapia and Young are excellent people. They’re very dedicated to their practice. Dr. Tapia is passioned of what she does. She likes to get to the bottom and roots of your health problems. I was suffering from dizziness, symptoms, balance problems and she was able to correct most of them including migraines. It’s amazing how she was able to find diagnosis that typical doctors overlook. The staff is amazing, Joselyn is great at customer service, she’s very efficient and dedicated to her job making sure that patients are well take care of. I fully recommend this place.
Monica Sallay
Monica S.
15:56 14 Oct 19