Vertigo isn’t just a classic Hitchcock thriller; it’s a classic condition that many people suffer from, and it can be quite disruptive to daily life. Vertigo – or simple dizziness – is often described as an artificial sense of motion that is sometimes accompanied by a spinning sensation. Vertigo can be symptomatic of several diseases, but it can also be the result of physical misalignment.
Anatomy of Vertigo
Your inner ear not only converts sounds so that you can hear but also calibrates your balance through its vestibular system. This vestibular system works in conjunction with your proprioceptive nerves, which comprise the mechanism that allows you to maintain your balance even when you’re walking in absolute darkness – also known as the sixth sense. Together, they send movement alerts to your brain, which constantly processes the information in an effort to keep you balanced and spatially oriented. Your body employs a finely calibrated and highly complicated system that keeps you in constant balance and that allows you to engage in smooth movement.
A Delicate Balance
The majority of your proprioceptive nerves are located in your hands and neck. When you rotate, extend, or flex your neck, your proprioceptive nerves fire and allow you to adapt to changing physical movement and positioning. Misalignment or injury of the neck can interfere with your body’s finely-tuned system of communication and can lead to vertigo.
Chiropractic Care Can Help
If your neck is interfering with your body’s ability to adequately communicate with your brain regarding your physicality, you will probably experience vertigo or dizziness. An experienced chiropractor can help you get back in balance and will offer systematic treatment and advice to help you stay that way:
- Skilled chiropractic manipulation;
- Beneficial positioning maneuvers;
- Therapeutic exercises;
Healthy lifestyle advice that can include information about medicinal side effects that are related to vertigo and the balance-inducing benefits of meditation and restorative breathing.
Contact a Tampa Bay Chiropractor About Your Vertigo Today
If you are experiencing dizziness, you should not hesitate to contact Tampa Bay Spine & Injury for an appointment today. Because we provide truly integrated physical medicine, every patient at Tampa Bay Spine & Injury is evaluated by a medical provider in order to rule out disease-based symptoms. No client’s file is complete without the expertise of multiple providers in a range of fields that includes chiropractic care. Our aim is to treat your condition holistically and to help you get back in balance.
We have two offices that are conveniently located in Brandon (813-381-3852) and St. Petersburg (727-898-3852), so please call or contact us today for relief from your vertigo.