Have you heard the word, “vertigo, ” and wondered what it means? Vertigo is the term often used for the dizzy feeling that a person suffers within a fixed environment. The perception is that the outer world is tilting, or perhaps spinning. Vertigo might be quick and “short- lived” or chronic. But bear in mind, in either case, the precise root of vertigo should be identified and the correct professional treatment plan carried out.

There’s a lot of reasons for the appearance of Vertigo. An inner ear malady, known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, may sometimes arise as the result of a sustained head injury or severe cold. Sometimes this particular vertigo can be the result of the aging process. The source, often times though, frequently is unknown. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is a wordy diagnosis, but it characterizes perfectly this non- progressive condition that is due to, as its name indicates, a abrupt change in head posture. The symptoms are typically unforeseen and varied.

It is usually valuable to look at the performance of the inner ear in an endeavor grasp what leads to this commonly incapacitating difficulties of this type of vertigo. The brain takes in motion and sustains equilibrium employing the fluid found in the inner ear. Also in the inner ear are miniature calcium carbonate crystals, generally known as otoconia. The crystals will float in the inner ear fluid if dislodged. As the crystals strike against the responsive nerve endings in the inner ear, they lead to the complaints of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV.

The good news is that chiropractic treatment can relieve the complaints of BPPV very quickly and effectively employing a technique that is known as the Epley maneuver. Using this treatment, a chiropractor rotates the head of a BPPV sufferer into a number of different positions, letting gravity relocate the calcium carbonate crystals into a zone of the inner ear that is away from the nerve endings where they will cause no further dizziness.

Your chiropractor in Grand Rapids has helped innumerable individuals suffering from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo by using only the Epley Maneuver technique. In most cases, with just one treatment many patients no longer suffer from dizziness. Chiropractors, like me, are highly experienced when it comes to treating vertigo. Call us today!