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Vertigo Treatment Billings MT
Vertigo is a common complaint, especially after head and neck trauma. It may come from problems in the inner ear, or from disturbances in pathways in the nervous system. The experience can be impact your whole world, causing nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, difficulty taking a deep breath and sweating.
If you are having trouble with vertigo, we may be able to help. In a recent report in Livestrong, chiropractic solutions are outlined.
Chiropractic manipulation can help solve vertigo: We have extensive training in identifying the different causes of vertigo. This aids providing treatment and being able to refer to the proper specialist if necessary. In the upper neck, faulty motion patterns create misinformation about body position and movement going from the joints to the brain. This type of vertigo, called cervicogenic vertigo, can be helped by chiropractic manipulation.” Many have heard stories or been to other chiropractors and are intimidated by manipulation of the neck. If this is at all a concern please call and visit with Dr. Jones about the many alternative ways to provide effective and safe treatment.
Positioning Maneuvers: The inner ear houses the body’s true balance center. This complex system of fluid-filled tubes lined with hair-like sensors provides information to the central nervous system about position and movement. In some individuals, debris may accumulate in there. If this debris settles on sensitive areas within the tubes, it may result in vertigo.
If the patient’s vertigo appears to be coming from the inner ear, a chiropractor may use the Epley Maneuver to reposition the debris to a more innocuous position.
We will provide exercises to help too. Exercises like the Brandt-Daroff technique have the person sit on the edge of a bed and flop first to one side, back upright, then to the other side at one-minute intervals.
We will also discuss your diet and daily habits to pinpoint other reasons for vertigo. Tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, and other substances that stimulate or depress the nervous system may become triggers. And non-prescription sleeping pills or antihistamines can spark dizziness. Your chiropractor may also suggest meditation, relaxation, or breathing techniques to regain control.
As you pursue diet, new daily habits, and relaxation techniques, be sure to discuss changes with your doctor to complete your health picture.