Thousands of patients seek Renton WA vertigo relief because the condition tends to impact many aspects of life. Some people who frequently experience vertigo episodes find it extremely hard to concentrate on their jobs. Others have to skip essential gatherings because they can’t keep their balance while experiencing false motion.

If these scenarios seem familiar to you, then we recommend learning more about vertigo. A good place where you can start your research is by getting acquainted with BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, the leading cause of spinning sensations. 

When you have BPPV, your symptoms tend to worsen whenever you try to move your head. This means that even rolling on one side of the bed can cause you extreme discomfort. Let’s try to know more about BPPV and how you can manage it the best way possible.

 

A Short Introduction on BPPV

A large fraction of people who come to our office requests Renton WA vertigo relief so they can manage their BPPV more effectively. This specific vestibular disorder stems from the migration of otoliths or canaliths. These calcium carbonate crystals sometimes get dislodged from their original position. In most cases, these crystals end up inside the semicircular canals, which play a critical role in keeping your balance. 

During movement, the calcium rocks get into the canal and disrupt the normal perception of balance or orientation changes. Instead of receiving signals that match those that come from the senses like the eyes and muscles, your brain gets mixed and confusing information. This often triggers the onset of a vertigo episode. 

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Managing BPPV – The Options Available

BPPV affects various age groups – from aging individuals with pre-existing vestibular problems to young adults who suffered from neck or head trauma. Also, while it often resolves on its own, it can reoccur after a certain period. Sometimes, it could take five years before you experience another bout of BPPV attacks. Such a problem often arises when you have an unattended cervical misalignment. 

Here are the usual methods used to manage benign paroxysmal positional vertigo symptoms:

  • Medication intake – In most cases, doctors prescribe vestibular suppressants or anti-nausea medication. Essentially these medications decrease the intensity and frequency of nystagmus and vertigo that stems from a vestibular problem.  
  • Epley maneuver – The Epley maneuver is a 15-minute exercise that aims to help move the displaced otoliths or calcium carbonate crystals to their original location. Often, patients do this with the supervision of a physical therapist. 
  • Vitamin D and Calcium intake – Recent studies show that people with calcium and vitamin D deficiencies are most at risk of having vertigo episodes. If you’re not getting enough of these nutrients into your system, you can try consuming nutrient-rich food products or taking supplements. 
  • NUCCA Procedure – The NUCCA technique is the most gentle approach to correcting spinal misalignment. It’s also providing to be an effective method used by patients with recurring BPPV. 

 

Vertigo and the Neck Structure

Now that we’ve mentioned the NUCCA procedure of Upper Cervical Care for Renton WA vertigo relief let’s try to understand further the link between your neck and your BPPV symptoms. This way, you can better understand why more patients turn to this holistic remedy to resolve or reduce their vertigo symptoms. 

Several case studies published over the years point out that many vertigo patients also have neck bone misalignment. And while this may seem a mere coincidence, studies explain that the neck does have a solid link to the vestibular system, the organ inside the inner ears helps you perceive balance and motion. 

Notably, the neck structure has a highly flexible nature. This feature allows you to turn your head at various angles and directions. However, the same quality makes the neck susceptible to injuries during a contact sports accident or a car collision. The bones can also shift from their original position due to repetitive motion, such as when you have a bad posture while working for long hours. 

Unfortunately, when cervical bone subluxation occurs, the rest of the tissues and nerves surrounding the bones also suffer. The normal flow of fluids to and from your head also gets affected, which could trigger additional problems for your vestibular system. On top of that, the brainstem, which serves as the central nervous system’s information highway, gets irritated. This chain of events often results in neck pain and miscommunication of your sensory organs, brainstem, and brain.  

Instead of sorting out the information that your ears, eyes, and skin detect to help you sense motion and balance, the brainstem ends up sending mixed signals to the brain. As a result, you experience disorienting spinning sensations. 

 

A Renton WA Vertigo Relief Option You Can Trust

Dealing with vertigo symptoms due to BPPV can be pretty challenging, mainly because, until today, its real causes remain a big mystery. Often patients diagnosed with BPPV can also experience symptoms of other conditions that cause vertigo, such as Meniere’s disease.

Fortunately, today, you can now tap into natural remedies such as NUCCA chiropractic adjustments. It could help you minimize your condition’s impact by ensuring that your brain and the rest of the body can communicate clearly. So, whether your condition stems from displaced otoliths or another health concern, you can try seeking help from our clinic. 

Restoration Spinal Care offers sustainable Renton WA vertigo relief through the NUCCA procedure. Our mission is to provide patients like you with helpful NUCCA chiropractic adjustments that can help you take back the life you had before your vertigo attacks. 

You can book a free consultation today via our website contact form. If you prefer speaking over the phone, you may call us at 425-227-0111. 

 

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