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About Vertigo


Vertigo is the sensation of the environment spinning around you. It is accompanied by mild to severe feelings of dizziness. Vertigo can be related to brain or inner ear problems and essentially occurs due to vestibular system disorder. The vestibular system includes the inner ear, the vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebellum. Vertigo is one of the most common health problems worldwide, with about 40 percent people in the US experiencing dizziness at least once during their lifetime.

Peripheral Vertigo

Peripheral Vertigo is the most common form of vertigo, affecting a large part of the population at some point during life. It is caused by a disruption in the function within the inner ear, which is responsible for maintaining equilibrium and the resultant ability to balance.

Is treatment needed?

Most of the time, even though it is best for an expert medical opinion, vertigo does not require any treatment other than rest. The brain is able to adapt to the inner ear disorder that caused the vertigo and normalize its functionality with time and rest. There are instances when the lack of equilibrium is severe or prolonged, and this is possibly a cause for further diagnostics.

Chiropractic Care for Vertigo

Faulty spine position or joint dislocation in the upper neck may send false signals to the brain about the body's position. This type of vertigo is called Cervicogenic vertigo, and may be helped by returning proper function and position to the joints in question.

3 Steps to Improving Your Vertigo


  A few weeks ago out of nowhere, I experienced a sudden dizziness. I thought it was due to blood sugar imbalances initially but when it kept recurring I decided to seek help. It turned out to possibly be the result of an ear infection, but there was no change with antibiotics. It was my family doctor who diagnosed me with cervicogenic vertigo and recommended motion therapy. I haven't experienced a recurrence since! Thanks doc!  

Stefanie Maraschino

  I experienced some really strong vertigo after an amusement park ride. I went to the medical clinic and had blood pressure and blood sugar as well as ear infection ruled out. It was going on for over a week, and since it seemed to start with a jolt to the body, I decided to ask my chiropractor if she could help. I was pleasantly surprised that motion therapy was able to help me so much.  

Matthew Taylor

  My daughter is very athletic and is into a lot of sports like basketball. Two months ago she complained of feeling off balance, which was affecting her game. She is only 11 years old, and because she was so interested in continuing to play, medication didn't seem to be the right route. We decided to try chiropractic care, and after a friend recommended a MMT specialist, she is doing well and on the top of her game.  

Shannon Boehm

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