Vertigo is a symptom that affects 40% of all adults and is associated with
other conditions, including BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo),
Meniere's Disease (a combo of vertigo, ringing in the ears, and hearing loss),
Labyrinthitis (inner ear inflammation), and Migraine headaches - among others.
Considered a balance control problem, it is usually treated with a variety of
medications depending upon the condition with which it is associated.
The issue of balance control is the primary reason why Upper Cervical care has
had such success with vertigo and many of its associated conditions. Balance
control is, in large part, a result of a fluid we all have in our inner ears
called Scarpa's fluid. The equality of this fluid in both the right and left
inner ear is necessary for maintenance of balance and equilibrium. When the
fluid becomes unequal, it gives the sensation of spinning despite your body
remaining stationary - a condition that is referred to as vertigo.
An upper cervical misalignment often causes that fluid to become unequal due to
the head tilt that accompanies it. Resting in the rings of the upper cervical
vertebrae is the lower most portion of the brainstem, which houses the hubs of
the nerves that control the sensation of hearing. So, left uncorrected, the
misalignment can lead to ringing in the ears and hearing loss. Let us not
forget that the very first recorded chiropractic correction to the C2 vertebra
restored the hearing of a man who'd been deaf for 16 years.
If you want natural relief from vertigo and its associated conditions, Upper
Cervical care might be your best choice.