Not only will this blog teach you home remedies for your vertigo, but also introduce you to a trusted Renton vertigo chiropractor. Vertigo is a type of dizziness, but it is not the same as lightheadedness. A better description would be a fake feeling that you or your surrounding is moving or spinning uncontrollably. Often, a vertigo attack is because of a problem in the inner ear or the brain.
Here are conditions that have vertigo as one of their primary symptoms:
- BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
This condition is due to a dislodging of crystals moving out of place in the inner ear. These crystals are generally responsible for reacting to gravity whenever the head moves in specific directions or positions.
- Vestibular Neuritis Or Labyrinthitis
It occurs when a viral or bacterial infection causes inflammation of the inner ear’s vestibular nerve or labyrinth.
- Meniere’s Disease
This rare illness’s main symptoms include vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness in the affected ear.
- Acoustic Neuroma
It happens when there is a tumor of the nerve tissue of the inner ear. Thus, it would result in the development of vertigo attacks.
- Decreased Blood Flow To The Brain
When a blockage or blood clot in a blood vessel (in the back of the brain) occurs, it will cause a stroke.
- Trauma Or Injuries In The Neck Or Head
It can occur from car and sporting accidents, slipping, sliding, falling incidents, whiplash, and concussions. A Renton vertigo chiropractor knows how to properly care for patients who suffer from such trauma or injuries.
Other conditions that include vertigo:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Complications From Diabetes
- Hormonal Changes
- Anxiety And Panic Attacks
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Vertigo Symptoms To Watch Out
Here are several of the more frequent symptoms of vertigo:
- A sensation of disorientation or motion
- Hearing loss
- Tinnitus — a ringing sensation in the ears
- Visual disturbances
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abnormal eye movements (Nystagmus)
- Difficulty speaking
- Problems walking
- Decreased consciousness
Ways to Relieve Your Vertigo Symptoms Naturally
Unknown by many, you can relieve vertigo even without the use of medication. Here are several remedies that may be of use when looking to find relief for vertigo symptoms.
- The Epley Maneuver
It is usually an excellent option for people with BPPV because doing a sequence of specific head movements can fix and remove the inner ear’s crystals. Here are the instructions:
- Sit on the edge of your bed. Then turn your head 45 degrees toward the affected ear.
- Proceed to lie down quickly on a pillow, then start turning your head to face up.
- Wait for a while, and let your vertigo subside. It will probably take around 30 seconds.
- Next, turn your head 90 degrees then wait for another 30 seconds.
- Turn your head so that you are facing the floor. Then sit up slowly.
For more details, you can watch some YouTube videos that demonstrate this particular maneuver.
- Practice Proper Breathing
Being mindful of your breathing can help. You can do this by keeping your eyes closed while focusing on your breathing for a few minutes. It is also an excellent de-stressing technique. Execute the belly breathing technique. It is an integral part of maximizing this kind of exercise. Here’s how you can do it:
- First, relax your abdominal muscles by allowing the stomach to protrude and the diaphragm to drop into your abdominal cavity.
- At the same time, you should breathe slowly and count up to three during each inhalation and exhalation.
It can help you relax and improve your circulation. You will also encourage proper blood flow to your brain, which can help prevent or relieve vertigo attacks.
- Grasp Onto Something Firm
Finding something stable, dependable, and firm to hold onto can help your brain obtain truthful information. This move can also help with your spatial awareness confusion. You will be grounding your mind. It can give you comfort and assurance that you are not going to fall quickly.
- Head Rotations
Did you know that you can reset the information that comes from your ear to assist in correcting the wrong signals that reach your brain? You can do this by moving your head in slow rotating motion in each direction. Doing so can reset your brain back to “zero.” This method is similar to how you can restart your computer when it starts giving your problems or malfunctions.
- Finding The Horizon Line
Sometimes the ears are not the cause of the problems. The eyes may be sending false signals to the brain. It happens when you experience car sickness or seasickness. It can occur when your ears are detecting movement accurately. However, your eyes are focused on a non-moving object. Here’s an example. You are in a moving car while you concentrate on reading a book. The car is driving up a very windy road, and it can make you experience carsickness. When it happens to you, start by looking at the horizon line from far away and focus on it intently for a few minutes.
- Get A Head Massage
A head massage will increase the blood flow to your brain. Also, it will improve your health and help with your vertigo. Further, you will alleviate your stress levels, which is another famous trigger for vertigo attacks.
- Have A Neck Massage
Generally, cervical vertigo is due to an injury or swelling of the neck’s tissues and muscles. When this occurs, the nerves on one side of the neck will become stressed and pressured. These same nerves run to the brain, and the pressure from the swelling will produce false messages telling your brain the head is tilted more to a particular side than it truly is. Therefore, a soft massage of the neck will give you stress relief. Also, applying a heating pad to your neck can alleviate vertigo symptoms in these cases. A Renton vertigo chiropractor knows how to properly take care of the neck and the spine if you want a remedy more than just a massage.
A Renton Vertigo Chiropractor Can Assist You
There is another vertigo cause proven by a study involving 60 chronic vertigo patients. The study revealed that numerous vertigo patients also suffered from a misalignment in their upper cervical spine (neck), particularly in the atlas or axis vertebrae. These misalignments occur due to any of the following reasons:
- Car and sporting accidents
- Head and neck trauma or injuries
- Sliding, slipping, tripping, and falling incidents
All 60 patients responded positively to their upper cervical chiropractic care specifically tailored to each patient’s particular needs. Twelve of them experienced minor to significant improvements in their vertigo symptoms. Finally, forty-eight of the vertigo patients experienced complete resolution of their vertigo.
Visit us here at Restoration Spinal Care in Renton, WA. We use the same technique used in the study mentioned above. Call us at 425-243-1607 or request a consultation with us. Once the misalignments are corrected, the body starts to heal properly from the previous damage. Thus, tissues and muscles will heal, and the proper signals between the body and brain will return to their optimum levels.
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