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The everyday world can seem chaotic enough without the sense that everything is spinning around you. If you suffer from a condition known as vertigo, you need to get the problem treated effectively so you can get back to your normal life. Here at Total Wellness Center, we're proud to offer drug-free vertigo treatment in Aurora.

What Is Vertigo?

People commonly get dizziness and vertigo mixed up. Dizziness involves a general feeling of dizziness, unsteadiness, or lightheadedness, while vertigo typically causes a spinning sensation. You may feel as if the whole world spins around you, or you may get the impression that your own body is doing the spinning.

Types of Vertigo

While alcohol, drugs, or a brain injury such as a concussion can all cause temporary feelings of spinning and disorientation, vertigo as a distinct condition can take a few different forms based on the underlying cause. The three primary types include:

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  • Vestibular neuritis - In this condition, also called labyrinthitis, an inner ear infection inflames the nerves that help you maintain your balance.
  • Meniere's disease - in Meniere's disease, pressure changes and/or fluid accumulation in the inner ear alters your sense of balance.
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo - In BPPV, bits of calcium break free and float around in your inner ear, interfering with your ability to perceive your position in space.

What Causes Vertigo?

The types listed above can occur for a variety of reasons. Viruses usually cause the kinds of infection that lead to vestibular neuritis. Meniere's disease can stem from a head injury, migraine, allergies, a blockage of some kind, or genetic predisposition. BPPV risk tends to rise with advancing age. 

If none of these issues cause your vertigo, you may suffer from a cervical spinal misalignment. An alignment problem in your neck can interfere with normal nerve signaling, which in turn impairs your sense of balance. It can also block the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

Symptoms Associated with Vertigo

Vertigo can cause more than just spinning, tilting, swaying, or off-kilter feelings. You may also struggle with nausea, vomiting, hearing abnormalities, headaches, sweating, and jerky eye movements. If these symptoms make it impossible for you to get things done or enjoy any quality of life, you may feel compelled to seek vertigo treatment in Aurora.

How our Aurora Chiropractor Treats Vertigo

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A vertigo chiropractic treatment starts with an evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms. Thorough diagnostic measures enable our chiropractor to administer the most effective care for your individual condition.

If a cervical spinal misalignment has caused your vertigo, you may benefit from chiropractic adjustments to the vertebrae in your neck. Gentle, precise adjustments can free blocked cerebrospinal fluid and allow cervical nerves to function more normally.

If you suffer from BPPV, our chiropractor may administer a technique known as the Epley maneuver to help those loose calcium deposits settle down, easing your symptoms. You may receive instructions on how to perform similar exercises at home. Our chiropractor can also recommend postural or other lifestyle changes to help you keep it at bay, as well as treatment for vision problems, allergies, or other factors that might trigger or aggravate vertigo attacks.

When Should You Seek Professional Treatment For Vertigo?

A mild case of vertigo may pass on its own. However, these symptoms can also indicate a more urgent issue such as a stroke. If you experience slurred speech, double vision, a drooping eyelid, or confusion alongside your symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. Even without these additional symptoms, you should get treatment if it goes on for days at a time, makes walking impossible, or causes prolonged vomiting.

Don't let a bad case of "the spins" cause your life to spin out of control. Contact us today through our website or by calling (303) 627-7995 to schedule chiropractic vertigo treatment in Aurora.

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