Vertigo Care Using A Natural Approach

Vertigo is a pretty regular symptom that anyone can experience when they have an underlying condition. As a Rochester vertigo chiropractor, Dr. Ryan Uribe has encountered several cases of vertigo. In all of these cases, clients reported feeling a spinning sensation, leading to nausea and vomiting.

People with vertigo may have varying experiences with the symptom. Some people feel mild to moderate vertigo spells, while others deal with severe cases that get in the way of their daily lives. Living with this condition is a risk in itself. Vertigo patients are at higher risk of falling since difficulty in moving and other debilitating symptoms may accompany vertigo, especially the “positional” type of vertigo. 

If you or a family member experiences vertigo, do not be discouraged. As technology progresses, more options become available for people wishing to get relief. These include a particular natural approach that can potentially give you long-lasting relief.

Before we get to the nitty-gritty of this natural method, we will discuss one of the major factors leading to vertigo. 

Vertigo and Migraines 

People seeking a Rochester vertigo doctor or chiropractor often have no clue on what causes their vertigo. Many health specialists believe that issues within the vestibular system can lead to the symptom.

The vestibular system functions as the regulator of our balance, making sure we keep upright when moving or seeing other things move. Vertigo is a condition that hits hard to our sense of balance, indicating a possible vestibular problem. On the one hand, migraines are a vestibular issue that may result in vertigo.

About 40% of migraineurs report going through symptoms of spinning. Both of these conditions have similar and associated symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and nausea. The link between these two conditions can be a misalignment in the atlas or the uppermost bone of the spine.

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The atlas vertebra is more prone to misalignment, no thanks to its position and delicateness. It sits right at the base of the head and top of the neck; it makes more motion than most vertebrae in the spine. Not only that, a misalignment in the atlas can hamper the functions of both the vestibular and central nervous systems.

  • Misalignment of the atlas can add pressure to the brainstem, which can hinder its functions.
  • A misalignment in the neck can also delay the circulation of the blood. The oxygen and nutrients in the blood are essential for brain performance. Hence, reduced blood circulation may result in migraines and vertigo.
  • Atlas misalignment affects the function of the eustachian tubes. The eustachian tubes are responsible for maintaining the level of fluid in the inner ear. With a misaligned atlas, fluid build-up may occur in the inner ear leading to vertigo and conditions such as Meniere’s disease.
  • Vestibular migraines can be due to excess intracranial pressure. When the neck or the upper cervical spine becomes misaligned, it may leave the brain suffering from unbearable pressure, causing more episodes of migraines of vertigo. 

It’s clear that a misalignment in the neck can be an underlying problem for conditions like migraines and vertigo. Most Rochester vertigo patients look for a safe and natural way to reduce and potentially eliminate the symptoms connected to these conditions. This is where upper cervical chiropractic care comes in.

How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Benefit Vertigo or Migraine Patients

When people think about chiropractic care, they immediately associate intense procedures for car collisions, sports accidents, and even stunt failures. However, unknown to many, upper cervical chiropractic can also resolve problems that result from daily incidents that misalign the spine. Upper cervical chiropractic care has plenty of benefits to offer. 

Since it focuses on the uppermost area of the neck, specifically the atlas, it keeps the vestibular and central nervous system fully functioning. How? By ensuring that the atlas maintains its perfect alignment and natural position. 

If you are looking for a Rochester vertigo or migraine chiropractor, schedule a consultation with Dr. Uribe to get on the path to natural health and well-being.

Expect these two steps when you have your appointment with Dr. Uribe:

#1. Taking note of your medical history and physical assessment

We make sure to gather all necessary information from you to identify and determine the reasons behind your neck misalignment. Misalignments may result from minor car accidents, injury to the head and neck, falling accidents, or even poor posture. These misalignments can directly affect the vertebrae of the neck and the brainstem. This is why an X-Ray of the neck is necessary.

Diagnostic imaging and physical examination are also crucial for us to plan out a customized adjustment for every patient who sees us. 

#2. Adjustments of the upper cervical spine

After a thorough diagnosis and identification of the root cause of the misalignment, we will perform upper cervical corrections. We use a very gentle, safe, and natural method to guide the atlas back to its appropriate position during the adjustments.  After the upper cervical corrections, you can expect little to significant improvements in your vertigo or migraine symptoms. Some of our patients reported fast relief and recovery.

Keep in mind that we only perform adjustments as needed. Since procedures lead to long-lasting results, you will not have to visit our office every day or every week. Only when necessary. As a result, you can save money from trying this method.

To begin receiving upper cervical care, give us a call at 585-413-1202 or fill out this contact form. Here at Upstate Sports & Spine, we are happy to help.

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