DIZZINESS/VERTIGO

DO you feel like the world is spinning around you?

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. It often feels like the space around you is spinning while you are standing still. The feeling of imbalance and lack of control can last for a few seconds or even a few hours. In worst case scenarios the feeling may last for a period of days.

Symptoms of Vertigo

People with vertigo feel unbalanced – like the space around them is spinning, tilting or pulling to one side. Other symptoms may include nausea and headaches.

What Causes Vertigo?

2 common causes of vertigo that we see in our clinic include:

  1. BPPV – Episodes of dizziness and a sensation of spinning with certain head movements. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is triggered by certain changes in head position, such as tipping the head up or down. It’s rarely serious unless it increases the risk of falling.
  2. Cervicogenic Vertigo – Cervical vertigo is a vertigo or dizziness that is provoked by a particular neck posture no matter what the orientation of the head is to gravity. It can also be associated with headaches or a sore neck. 

Can Chiropractic Care Help?

After an accurate assessment, your chiropractor will determine the cause of your vertigo. Our goal is to address the cause, and provide you with a treatment and management plan to get you back on track. 

1. Heikkilä, H., Johansson, M. and Wenngren, B.-I. (2000). Effects of acupuncture, cervical manipulation and NSAID therapy on dizziness and impaired head repositioning of suspected cervical origin: a pilot study. Manual Therapy, [online] 5(3), pp.151–157. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1356689X00903576.