Vertigo is a very common health condition that involves the sensation of things being in movement around the body when no motion is taking place. A classic example is the feeling that the room is spinning around a person who is standing still, sitting, or even lying down. Here are a few things you may not know about this common health ailment.
Vertigo Can Be a Symptom of a Migraine
Vestibular migraines in particular often present with vertigo as a symptom. In fact, this type of a migraine may not even be accompanied by the severe head pain that is usually associated with migraines. Such a migraine may only last for a few moments, but in severe cases, symptoms may continue for several days at a time.
The Link Between Stress and Vertigo
Stress and vertigo have been linked through the body’s natural “fight or flight” mechanism. When anxiety results in coursing adrenaline, a person can experience palpitations and unsteadiness. The ground may seem to be moving even though no actual motion is taking place.
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Vertigo May Have a Simple Treatment
Regardless of whether your vertigo is caused by migraines, stress, or another factor, you may benefit from one gentle and natural treatment—upper cervical chiropractic care. When the upper neck is misaligned, it can put pressure on the brainstem. It can also affect the vestibulocochlear nerve which is responsible for communicating the body’s location to the brain. When these central nervous system components are adversely affected, vertigo can be the result.
At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Sacramento, we utilize the NUCCA and QSM3 methods to detect and correct specific misalignments in a very precise way. After a detailed patient history and an examination that includes x-rays, a specific correction plan is developed for each individual patient. The results are long-lasting and can benefit overall body health.
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