Symptoms: Vertigo or Dizziness

Are you suffering from vertigo or dizziness? Does it feel like your world and time is literally turned upside down? Thankfully many people seek out chiropractic and get great results with both. Vertigo is a condition that causes dizziness and can wreak havoc in your life, suddenly turning a good day into a terrible one. Many times patients present to our doctors at Thrive Health Center and are not sure as to what is causing their dizziness” With this sentence, it doesn’t read well to me, because I can’t find what they are presenting to the doctors. I need help as to what corrections should be made. This article is designed with the hopes of providing some clarity as to what could be causing your dizziness as well as what you can do to get some relief.

Forming a Diagnosis

To find out if you are suffering from vertigo lets go over some of the most common symptoms and determine if you seem to be suffering from vertigo or another kind of dizziness. Many times, people feel dizzy when they think they are going to faint. If you’ve ever heard someone say they stood up too fast and felt dizzy this is what they were most likely describing.

Other times people describe themselves as dizzy stating that everything around them feels like it is spinning. True vertigo is the second sensation. The reason it is important to understand which one is causing the dizziness is because the two conditions have different causes and therefore require a different set of treatments.

There can be varying degrees of vertigo, from a small inconvenience to life altering. Vertigo can also have more symptoms than dizziness alone including but not limited to:

  • Difficulty focusing
  • Double Vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurry vision
  • Balance issues
  • Constant fatigue

Causes of Vertigo

Causes of vertigo and dizziness can be many. Because vertigo can sometimes point to a more serious underlying issue it is important to get the issue examined by a medical profession who can determine the proper diagnosis and course of action. The following symptoms are often associated with vertigo and warrant further examination:

  • Severe headaches, migraines and tension headaches
  • Lack of blood flow to the brain
  • Ear Aches
  • Traumas such as car accidents and sports injuries that can injure the spine
  • Subluxations or Misalignments in the spine

Chiropractic and Vertigo

Because vertigo frequently starts with issues involving the head, neck, inner ear and spine a chiropractor can help form the right diagnosis and course of action to help you with your vertigo. Chiropractic adjustments gently help to restore proper function of your nervous system allowing your brain to once again regulate the organs and structures that frequently cause vertigo. Our team at Thrive Health Center is committed to helping you get the results you desire, if you want to take the next step and conquer your dizziness and vertigo give us a call to schedule your appointment today..

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