Get Rid of Vertigo in Austin, TX
Vertigo is a medical condition that causes severe dizziness, lightheadedness, and sensations of feeling off balance. It’s often described as if the room is spinning or if things around the patient are moving. This can be dangerous as it can result in the patient falling and possibly getting hurt, and can be bad enough to cause nausea and the inability to do anything but lie very still in bed. Vertigo can have a significant impact on the patient’s quality of life due to being unable to perform daily activities or tasks, and possibly missing work for extended periods of time. It’s also possible for vertigo to be accompanied by other symptoms such as headache, earache, ringing ears, distorted or blurry vision, balance problems, inability to concentrate or focus, feeling lightheaded or in a “brain fog”.
Causes for vertigo
Vertigo can be caused by a variety of health issues not limited to headaches, ear infections, inner ear issues, lack of blood flow, trauma or injury (particularly to the head or cervical area), and often due to subluxations and misalignments of the spine. Vertigo can be caused by a nervous system that is not functioning correctly due to vertebrae misalignment and structural compromises in the spine, creating disrupted signals in the body. Since the spine houses the nervous system, an improperly balanced spine can cause nervous system disruption and reduced nerve flow, which includes the nerves that are responsible for a sense of balance.
Chiropractic Approach to Treating Vertigo
Many patients that exhibit vertigo symptoms have been helped by Dr. Colm by doing a thorough exam and putting together a personalized treatment plan to restore the patient’s musculoskeletal and nerve functions. Often, seemingly unrelated symptoms such as a headache or back pain can be connected to other parts of the body due to the complexity of the nervous system. Dr. Colm has seen patients who have come in for treatment of one condition only to be feeling better for another. Vertigo treatment is approached from a holistic view of the body. It’s important to understand that pain in the neck is not always due to a pinched nerve or issue directly in the cervical region. It can be from being out of alignment, such as in the lower back area, that is causing the body’s musculoskeletal structure to compensate and put tension on the neck.
And for that reason, vertigo isn’t always an inner ear issue or infection, it can actually be due to potential causes. To treat vertigo, Dr. Colm does a full assessment to check the entire body to make sure there’s proper nervous system flow from head to toe.
If you’re experiencing vertigo or vertigo-like symptoms in the Austin area, please give Dr. Colm a call. After 1 office visit, he can provide you with a health assessment and a plan of action to treat vertigo. Colm Chiropractic treats vertigo in patients on a regular basis in the Austin area of Texas.