Avoiding the 'Fall'

The seasons have changed and the leaves are starting to fall. But this should be the only thing that falls this month!

Vertigo

A sensation of movement or whirling, leaning or swaying. While there are some serious causes of vertigo, that should be investigated, sometimes it resolves with time.

What is Vertigo

Vertigo is a type of dizziness that is often described as a feeling that you are spinning or that the world is spinning around you, particularly if you change position of your body or head.

What Causes Vertigo

The result of an inner ear problem. The most common cause is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
BPPV occurs when tiny calcium particles clump together in the part of the inner ear that helps control our balance, affecting the messages sent from your inner ear to your brain.

Other causes of vertigo include head injuries, stroke, circulation problems, infections, inner ear disorders, and the degeneration of inner ear structures.

Vertigo Symptoms

If you have vertigo, it may feel like you are spinning, swaying or feeling unbalanced. People with vertigo may also have:

Ringing in the ears, nausea, headaches, hearing loss or sweating

To best diagnose your specific medical cause of vertigo, seek advice from your Chiropractor are other health professional.

Vertigo Treatment

Depending on the reason for your vertigo symptoms there are multiple treatment options that you may seek.

Mobilisation and manipulation of the cervical spine, Ear crystals repositioning techniques – this is useful if the cause is BPPV.

Exercises, massage therapy, hydrotherapy, Vestibular rehabilitation or balance training. Medications, acupuncture and even surgery in some server cases.

Best to seek medical advice to best discern your treatment care.

Kate Granger