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If you suffer from vertigo, you may be familiar with the dizziness and disorientation that can come with this condition. While there are several treatment options available, including medication and physical therapy, many people turn to chiropractic care to help alleviate their symptoms.
Chiropractors who have a special interest in vertigo can offer a non-invasive, drug-free approach to managing this condition, using techniques like spinal adjustments and exercises to help restore balance and reduce the frequency and intensity of vertigo episodes. Read on to find out more if you’re in search of a chiropractor for vertigo.
Assessment & Diagnosis
At Ripple Chiropractic, we hear your story and take a detailed history. To that end, we create an individualised treatment plan including Assessment & Diagnosis aimed at achieving the functional goals we set together.
Treatment & Therapy
Treatment & Therapy forms an integral part of our holistic approach to treating the whole body, not just a complaint in isolation to ensure our patients experience long-term health and wellness. Our Frankston chiropractors utilise a variety of techniques including diversified, drop piece, activator, blocks, soft tissue, and more.
Continued Care is a crucial part of the recovery process, which is why we take the time to understand the root of your problem in order to provide the best and most effective treatment.
What causes vertigo?
Vertigo is typically caused by an issue with the vestibular system, which is responsible for regulating our sense of balance and spatial orientation. The vestibular system includes several structures in the inner ear, as well as the brain and the nerves that connect these components. Common causes of vertigo include:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) – occurs when small calcium particles in the inner ear become dislodged and interfere with the normal function of the vestibular system
- Meniere’s disease – is characterised by a buildup of fluid in the inner ear that can lead to vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus
- Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis – infections or inflammation of the inner ear that can cause vertigo, as well as nausea, vomiting, and dizziness
- Migraines – can sometimes cause vertigo as a symptom
Other potential causes of vertigo include head or neck trauma, tumours, and certain medications. A healthcare provider can help determine the underlying cause of vertigo and recommend an appropriate course of treatment.
If vertigo is caused by a fluid buildup in the inner ear, the root cause is often in the upper cervical vertebrae. Chiropractic adjustments help to get and keep the upper cervical vertebrae in full alignment.
What are the common symptoms of vertigo?
Vertigo can be characterised by a number of symptoms, which can vary in severity and duration depending on the individual and the underlying cause of the condition. Some of the most common symptoms of vertigo include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sweating or abnormal eye movements
- Anxiety or panic
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What are the common treatments for vertigo?
Effectively treating vertigo will depend on the underlying cause and severity of the symptoms. Some of the most common treatments for vertigo include:
Canalith repositioning manoeuvres
This is a series of head and body movements that can help move calcium particles in the inner ear that are causing vertigo. Canalith repositioning manoeuvres are most effective for vertigo caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Can be prescribed to reduce symptoms of vertigo, such as nausea and vomiting. Some medications can also reduce the severity and frequency of vertigo episodes. Examples of medications used to treat vertigo include antihistamines, benzodiazepines, and antiemetics.
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT)
Is a type of physical therapy that uses exercises to help the brain adapt to changes in the vestibular system. VRT can help reduce the severity and frequency of vertigo episodes, as well as improve balance and coordination.
Changes to your daily routine or habits can help reduce the frequency and severity of vertigo episodes. For example, avoiding certain head positions, minimising salt intake, and staying well-hydrated can all help manage symptoms of vertigo.
In rare cases, surgery may be required to treat vertigo, particularly if it is caused by a tumour or other structural problem in the inner ear.
Patients who receive chiropractic care for vertigo symptoms have demonstrated improved balance, reduced dizziness and reduced neck pain. A chiropractor will carry out a thorough physical examination and conduct balance tests to discover the root cause of your issue.
Chiropractors can be an effective choice for vertigo treatment because they specialise in assessing and correcting imbalances in the central nervous system, which can affect the vestibular system that regulates balance and spatial orientation.
Chiropractic care for vertigo treatment
Chiropractic treatment can be a non-invasive, drug-free option for managing vertigo. Chiropractors who have a special interest in vertigo use a variety of techniques to help address the underlying causes of vertigo and improve balance and coordination.
One of the most common techniques used by chiropractors to treat vertigo is the canalith repositioning manoeuvre, which involves moving calcium particles in the inner ear that can cause BPPV.
In addition to the canalith repositioning manoeuvre, chiropractors may also use spinal adjustments to help restore proper alignment in the neck and spine. Misalignments in these areas can interfere with the normal function of the vestibular system, leading to vertigo and other symptoms.
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At Ripple Chiropractic, we are passionate about helping patients find relief from vertigo through safe, effective chiropractic care. Our team of skilled and experienced chiropractors uses the latest techniques and technologies to provide personalised treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
We are committed to delivering compassionate care in a welcoming, comfortable environment and we strive to empower our patients with the knowledge and tools they need to achieve optimal health and wellness.
If you have any more questions about vertigo treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime, check out our most frequently asked questions below which may provide the additional information you’re looking for.
Yes, a chiropractor can perform a canalith repositioning manoeuvre to reset ear crystals that have become dislodged and are causing vertigo. This technique involves moving the head and body in specific ways to guide the ear crystals back into their proper place in the inner ear. It is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option that can be very effective in relieving vertigo symptoms caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Yes, a chiropractor can help with inner ear dizziness by addressing any misalignments or dysfunctions in the neck or spine that may be interfering with the normal function of the vestibular system. By using spinal adjustments and other techniques, a chiropractor can help restore proper alignment and improve nerve function, which can help reduce the severity and frequency of dizziness episodes.
Vertigo and dizziness are relatively common conditions that can affect people of all ages and backgrounds worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, vertigo and other vestibular disorders are among the most common causes of dizziness, affecting up to 20% of the global population at some point in their lives.
Cervicogenic vertigo is a type of vertigo that is caused by dysfunction or injury in the neck, rather than in the inner ear or vestibular system. This type of vertigo is thought to be caused by irritation of the nerves that connect the neck to the brainstem, which can lead to dizziness, imbalance, and other symptoms. Cervicogenic vertigo is relatively rare and may be more common in people who have experienced whiplash or other neck injuries.
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- Comprehensive history including chief complaint, trauma and medical history.
- Health goal setting
- Orthopedic exam
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- Biostructural Exam
- 3D posture analysis
- Range of motion exam
- Referral for diagnostic imaging if clinically appropriate
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