What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is a condition where an individual will experience bouts of dizziness and instability despite being on even ground. People suffering from vertigo can experience episodes at any time, including when they get out of bed in the morning or even while driving.
Signs and Symptoms of Vertigo
Vertigo is characterized by a feeling of dizziness or feeling as though the room is spinning around you.
Other symptoms of vertigo include headaches, tinnitus, and nausea or vomiting. By itself, vertigo is not a life-threatening illness. However, experiencing vertigo can be extremely disorientating and frightening, not to mention the impact it can have on your ability to go about your day-to-day activities.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Vertigo
While there are a number of possible causes, dysfunction of the inner ear is typically the most common driver of vertigo episodes. The inner ear, which includes the vestibular system, aids in maintaining balance and spatial orientation between the body and its surroundings.
One of the most common causes of inner ear dysfunction is a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. If vertebrae in the upper cervical spine are out of alignment, it can result in inflammation and swelling of the soft tissue of the inner ear. Over time, this inflammation will lead to a build-up of fluid in the inner ear and the eustachian tubes, potentially disrupting or even inhibiting the transmission and reception of nerve signals from the vestibular system. Left untreated, this disruption to nerve flow can eventually manifest as vertigo episodes.
How Our Upper Cervical Treatment for Vertigo Works
Dr. Christina Coblish and Dr. Ryan Moeskau are experts in the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique. This technique focuses on rebooting the body’s healing mechanisms and restoring natural, healthy function to the upper cervical spine.
When it comes to treating vertigo, Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau utilize a range of diagnostic tools to pinpoint the exact vertebra that is contributing to your condition. In addition to a physical exam, Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau will use a CBCT scan to gain a deeper understanding of your condition. A CBCT scan provides a dynamic 3D image of the spine, allowing Dr. Coblish to examine your spinal column for any signs of spinal misalignment. Through this process, Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau will be able to determine the most effective course of action to restore your upper cervical spine to optimal function.
Following diagnosis, Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau will perform a series of precise, non-invasive adjustment techniques to restore any misaligned vertebrae to their natural position, thereby reducing the surrounding inflammation and encouraging proper nerve flow in the vestibular system.
Although you may experience symptom relief after your initial consultation, it’s important that you maintain a regular appointment schedule to ensure that your adjustment is setting correctly.
Don’t let vertigo disrupt your life, get in touch to speak with Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau about the health of your upper cervical spine. Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau provide upper cervical care services in Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Erie, Lafayette, Broomfield, and Denver in Colorado.