What is Vertigo?

What is Vertigo?


One of the most common conditions we see in our practice is vertigo. It can result from a large variety of sources and is actually much more common than most of us think.

We generally associate vertigo with the position of the head, inner ear, post-trauma, dizziness, tinnitus
(ringing ears), equilibrium imbalance, or neurological complications. Below is a general overview of the various forms of vertigo. As a chiropractor, I have seen significant improvement in patients with this condition when they are treated with frequent adjustments to the upper cervical spine (neck).

Peripheral Vertigo
Provoked by head movement (trauma, accident, fall, etc.)

Benign Positional Vertigo
Change in head position

Meniere’s Syndrome
Can be cervical (trauma)
Can last up to 7 years
Bleeding into middle ear disrupts fluid flow. The bleeding can turn into scar tissue and block endolymph in semi-circular canals.

Spontaneous Occurrence
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Feeling of fullness in the ear
Progressive hearing
Other more complicated forms include:

Acute Labyrinthitis (tinnitus and dizziness)
Labyrinth concussion
Viral/bacterial infection in the upper respiratory area

Acute Vestibular Neuronitis
Dizziness and Vertigo
Trauma (concussion) to the cranial or vestibular nerve
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, know that vertigo is very common and treatable. If you are interested in treating your condition with alternative natural health, contact our office today and schedule a consultation.

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