Chiropractic Treatments for Vertigo
Vertigo causes dizziness and the feeling of seeing the world spinning around. It can be caused by. Using chiropractic care for the treatment of vertigo is often the best response when the cause is an ear infection, injury to the neck or head, medications, or migraines. We have treatments that help to alleviate the symptoms of certain types of vertigo. Those treatments include chiropractic care, corrective exercises, spinal manipulation, massage, and lifestyle changes. Our chiropractor at Kilian Chiropractic in Vancouver will give you a thorough exam to diagnose your condition.
Types of Therapy for Vertigo
When you come in for an appointment for dizziness, our chiropractor will take your medical history, give you a physical exam that includes your spine, take X-rays, and run blood work to make a proper diagnosis. Our chiropractor will design a customized program to treat your vertigo. When you need medical treatment, we will refer you to a specialist or another physician. We often get referrals from primary care physicians for vertigo.
Chiropractic manipulations are used when damaged nerves in the neck cause the dizziness and pain. This treatment has a high success rate for treating cervicogenic dizziness (vertigo) that comes from damage to the nerves in the neck from whiplash and or migraines. These hand manipulations use gentle movement in the neck and jaw to relieve pain and improve movement.
Another maneuver that might be used is Eply maneuver which involves a series of movements designed to change the position of calcium crystals that build up in a persons' ear that might cause dizziness. It involves rotating and moving the neck and head by an experienced chiropractor to relieve symptoms. It can be used when other debris blocks the inner ear and causes problems. Spinal decompression is another treatment that has the patient on a table that applies pressure to the spine and discs to treat neck pain and dizziness.
Our chiropractor may design a plan for corrective exercises to do in the office and at home if needed. Often massage therapy is given to relax the patient and heal damaged nerves and muscles. It helps relieve pain too. We may suggest lifestyle changes such as changing your diet or adding supplements to help to control your vertigo. Often we will suggest eating healthy and regular exercises to relieve stress.
The chiropractor may advise you to avoid alcohol, caffeine, sleeping pills, and antihistamines. We may suggest meditation and teach you breathing techniques to help you relax.
Contact Us For An Appointment
Contact us for an appointment at Kilian Chiropractic in Vancouver by calling 604-688-0724 or by filling out our online form. We will help find the right treatment for your vertigo.