Vertigo is the sensation of feeling dizzy or being off-balance even when you are stationary. You may even feel like the world around you is moving. It can be mild, barely affecting the quality of life. Or it can be severe enough to make it challenging to keep balance and perform your daily activities.
Vertigo can be a result of an underlying problem. Dr. Bradley Eyford is a leading chiropractor in Tacoma who does chiropractic evaluations to identify the potential root cause of vertigo.
Depending on the cause, several treatment options are available. Our licensed chiropractor in Tacoma gives the best Chiropractic care for vertigo, a non-medical treatment. It provides symptomatic relief for dizziness and manages vertigo-associated disease.
This page will cover various symptoms, causes, and treatments for vertigo. Contact our chiropractic office if you need any assistance with your vertigo treatment.
Symptoms Of Vertigo
The following symptoms can accompany vertigo:
- Swaying and tilting, finding it difficult to maintain balance
- Stumbling, difficulty in walking
- Ringing ears
- Double or blurry vision
- Hearing problems, especially in one ear
Common Causes of Vertigo
Inner ear problems are the most common cause of vertigo. There are two types of vertigo- peripheral and central.
Peripheral vertigo is triggered by a problem in the inner ear that controls the vestibular labyrinth or semicircular canals. Sometimes the vestibular nerve lying between the inner ear and brain stem may trigger the condition.
Other causes for peripheral vertigo include:
- Benign positional vertigo or BBPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
- Some medications that are toxic to the inner ear structures like aminoglycoside antibiotics and diuretics
- Inflammation of the vestibular nerve
- Irritated and swollen inner ear (labyrinthitis)
- Meniere disease
- Pressure on the vestibular nerve, usually from a noncancerous tumor
A brain problem usually triggers central vertigo. It usually lies in the brain stem or back part of the brain and may be caused by:
- Blood vessel disease
- Drugs like aspirin
- Seizures in rare cases
- Multiple sclerosis
- Vestibular migraine
- Both cancerous and noncancerous tumors
Even spinning in circles and standing up all of a sudden can also cause vertigo.
The medical treatment of vertigo involves taking pharmacological drugs like:
- Vestibular rehabilitation training
It comprises a series of exercises to manage dizziness and resolve balance issues.
It is a safe and effective option for managing many different types of problems causing vertigo.
Chiropractic Treatment For Vertigo
Sometimes, a misaligned joint sends false signals about body position to result in vertigo. The spinal adjustment corrects the alignment of the joint and improves the signaling to the brain.
Tacoma Chiropractic Health Connection Clinic uses chiropractic care to treat numerous health conditions, including vertigo. We use our experience and knowledge to provide our patients with the best treatment.
Epley’s maneuver is done to correct the problem in the inner ear. This technique realigns the misplaced tiny bones to their original place.
Some exercises under a chiropractor’s guidance also strengthen the body’s vestibulocochlear system (the balance system).
Contact us to book an appointment if you are suffering from Vertigo.