UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC FOR Vertigo and Meniere’s

If you experience dizziness, lightheadedness, wooziness, feel like the room is spinning, you might have vertigo. Vertigo is basically caused by a disconnect between the body sending signals to the balance part of the brain, also known as the cerebellum. Although there are several causes of vertigo (stones in the inner ear for example) one of the main causes is a misalignment of the upper cervical spine.

Meniere’s disease is a disorder that includes vertigo, but the person also suffers from tinnitus (ringing in the ear) and hearing loss. 

Due to the intimate nature of the brain stem, and the nerves affected in people with Vertigo/Meniere’s, Upper Cervical chiropractic can often get results where other practitioners have failed. Schedule a complimentary consultation today to see if Upper Cervical chiropractic might be the solution to your dizzy problems.

Besides infection, the most common cause of Vertigo and Meniere’s is trauma to the spine, neck, or back. It’s a condition of the inner ear that can cause dizziness, tinnitus, and hearing loss. The unfortunate thing about this condition is that there is no known cure or cause. The most common ways to treat this condition involve medications, low salt diets, diuretics to reduce fluid, and surgery. Chiropractic treatment, and specifically upper cervical chiropractic is a non invasive, and frequently very helpful treatment for sufferers of Vertigo and Meniere’s. 
The goal of upper cervical chiropractic adjustments is to bring alignment back into the neck and spine, and thus improve the functioning of the nervous system, and calm down the nerves that are causing this issue to occur. This treatment is effective at going directly to the root of the issue, rather than simply treating the symptoms. We love chiropractic therapy for people who suffer from Vertigo, because we can often improve the alignment of the upper cervical region and completely eliminate the symptoms of this issue. 

For many of our patients, they’ve tried all of the other treatment options available and recommended to people with Meniere’s and Vertigo, and this is their last resort. Chiropractic care is often recommended when patients have exhausted all other options, and are looking for any treatment to bring them some relief from the dizziness and ringing in their ears caused by this problem. Cervical misalignment is a common cause or contributing cause to the vertigo these patients are experiencing, and this can often be attributed back to a past injury, years of poor posture, or recent trauma. 

When our Watkinsville chiropractor works with patients with Vertigo or Meniere’s, we use x-rays and 3D imaging to discover where the spine may be out of alignment, which helps us determine where and how to adjust the neck and spine. Any misalignment in the upper cervical neck, no matter how small, can lead to a nervous system imbalance, which can trigger the nerves to work improperly, and lead to issues such as Vertigo and Meniere’s. When our chiropractor uses gentle adjustment on the neck and back based on the x-rays and imaging taken at each visit, over time the spine will move into better alignment, and will better support the nervous system function. 

Our goal is to restore the spinal alignment in each patient, so the nervous system can function properly, and the patient can experience better health and fuller living. If you are suffering from vertigo or Meniere’s, we encourage you to make an appointment with our Athens chiropractor. After our initial visit we’ll be able to determine if it’s an upper cervical issue, and then we can move forward with our treatment plan, tailored to your unique needs. Our office is located in Watkinsville, just off of Mars Hill Road, and we would love to see you. Call now to make an appointment. 

Benefits of Upper Cervical CARE

Descreased Pain

One of the ways the body shows a subluxation is through pain and inflammation. When the nervous system is not communicating well, it triggers a pain response. Upper cervical chiropractic care helps eliminatepain by properly aligning the nervous system so messages flow more effectively.

Better Sleep

When the spine is in proper alignment, the nervous system is able to communicate as it should. This results in better quality and quality of sleep. Since over 60 percent of adults suffer from sleeping problems, improving your sleep could have a huge impact on your overall livelihood.

Fewer Colds and Flu

Studies show that long-term chiropractic care increases an individual's immune system strength by as much as 200%. This equips the immune system to fight off viruses and bacteria that you come in contact with. When you do get sick, your body will be able to fight off the sickness more effectively and faster.

Fewer Prescription Drugs

When the body is functioning at its best possible level, sicknesses that require prescription drugs are far less common. This means that people who pursue upper cervical chiropractic care often notice that they need fewer prescription drugs, hospital visits, and doctor's office trips.

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