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Vertigo Causes and the Way to Get Sacramento Vertigo Relief

Are you looking for Sacramento vertigo relief? You've probably searched about the symptom on Google and saw a movie on one of the results. Vertigo is frequently linked with a movie with the same title. However, Vertigo, the film, gave people the wrong information about what vertigo means. Instead, the movie showed the audience what acrophobia (fear of heights) is.  

Vertigo, in truth, has to do with the sensation of spinning and becoming unbalanced. It is a false feeling that a person or his environment is whirling around. Take note that vertigo is neither a disease nor a condition. Instead, it is a symptom of other illnesses or conditions. Vertigo often connects with a problem affecting the inner ear, a sensory pathway, or the brain. It is more prevalent among seniors, those aging 60 and above. However, it can also happen to anyone, anytime.

Vertigo can be quite unpredictable. It can be long-term or merely temporary. If vertigo happens continuously over time, it may be due to a mental health problem. Also, a psychiatric issue may lead to vertigo attacks. Further, the inability to do your routine because of vertigo can make you prone to anxiety, panic, and even depression.

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Common Vertigo Causes

People who are seeking Sacramento vertigo relief need to identify the cause of their vertigo first. Various illnesses cause vertigo as one of their main symptoms. In most cases, vertigo happens due to an issue with the inner ear. Although quite rare, it can also be from malfunctions or problems in some regions of the brain. These conditions below are common reasons that trigger vertigo:

  • Meniere's disease

Excessive fluid buildup in the inner ear causes vertigo attacks, hearing loss, and tinnitus. Meniere's disease frequently affects individuals aging 40 to 60 years old.

  • Labyrinthitis

It is an inflammation that occurs in the inner ear labyrinth, which is responsible for detecting the body's position, head movements, and hearing sound. An inflammation that occurs in this area is frequently due to an infection caused by a virus.

  • BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)

BPPV occurs due to a disturbance in the otolith particles located in the inner ear. These calcium crystals touch the sensory hair cells within the semicircular canals whenever you are in motion. After that, they stimulate the vestibular nerve causing it to transmit signals to the brain about the body's current position. 

If a person has BPPV, the endolymph fluid moves even after the head movement has already stopped. Why? It is due to the otoliths or crystals being in the wrong part of the ear. Therefore, vertigo becomes the result. 

  • Cholesteatoma

It is a skin growth in the middle ear. It happens as a result of getting repeated infections. When this skin growth becomes too large, it can cause damage to the ear leading to hearing loss and also vertigo.

  • Vestibular Neuronitis

It is a result of the inflammation of the vestibular due to viral infection.


What Are The Symptoms of Vertigo

Even though it is just a symptom itself, vertigo often appears with the following symptoms:

  • A headache
  • Tinnitus 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Balance problems
  • Lightheadedness
  • A feeling of congestion in the ear
  • A sensation of motion sickness

Vertigo is not merely a feeling of dizziness or faintness. To be called true vertigo, it has to be with a false impression of rotational motion. In other words, it has to include spinning or rotational movement. An upper cervical chiropractor can help you find Sacramento vertigo relief.


Other Uncommon Vertigo Causes

The list below does not have vertigo as a primary symptom. Instead, it may have vertigo as a possible symptom or a side effect. 

  • Cerebellar or brainstem disease (includes tumors)
  • Head or neck injuries or trauma
  • Stroke
  • Migraine headaches
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Surgery on the ear
  • Certain medications
  • Side effects of medication or drug toxicity
  • Otosclerosis - a middle ear bone problem which leads to hearing loss
  • Perilymphatic fistula - damage in one or both of the membranes separating the middle and inner ear
  • Herpes zoster oticus - it is an acute viral infection of shingles (Ramsay Hunt syndrome)
  • Syphilis
  • Acoustic neuroma - a benign growth on the vestibular nerve
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Prolonged bed rest


Two Categories of Vertigo

These two primary types of vertigo include peripheral vertigo and central vertigo. Both are determined based on the cause. 

  • Peripheral Vertigo

It occurs when there is an issue with the balance organs contained within the inner ear.

  • Central Vertigo

It results from interruption or disturbance in one or more areas of the brain called the sensory nerve pathways. Frequently, it involves the cerebellum and the brainstem. These parts of the brain are responsible for the interaction between an individual?s perception of balance and vision.


Upper Cervical Chiropractic Offers Sacramento Vertigo Relief

One of the best ways to learn if something works would be to ask people who have tried it. A study involved sixty patients with various types of chronic vertigo, and all of them underwent upper cervical chiropractic care. Is this type of care productive and successful? Let's find out. 

The study had 60 participants. Fifty-six of them reported that they experienced some neck or head trauma or injury in their past. After several examinations, researchers discovered that each patient had a misalignment in their top bones of the neck or upper cervical spine. Therefore, each one had a personally tailored spinal adjustment from an upper cervical chiropractor.

In conclusion, all of them responded positively after six months of upper cervical care. Twelve of them experienced significant improvement in the frequency and severity of their vertigo symptoms. Forty-eight were delighted to be completely symptom-free from vertigo. 

Here at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Sacramento, located in Sacramento, CA, we can help you.Our technique is safe, gentle, and precise. As a result, our spinal adjustment does not put stress or pressure on the neck or spine. Numerous patients of ours already experienced Sacramento vertigo relief.Call us at 916-655-0569 or accomplish our contact form. Let our chiropractor help you find long-term and natural vertigo relief soon.


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