Balance / Vertigo

Balance, Dizziness, Vertigo

In general, the ear consists of three major sections: the outer, middle and inner ear.

A disturbance in a particular part of the inner ear - the vestibular system. This is the part of your balance system that provides your brain with information about changes in head movement with respect to the pull of gravity. When your vestibular system is not working properly, the result may be dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and disorientation.

Dizziness is a common complaint for Chiropractors.

It is a generic term that must be clearly defined and its cause properly characterized and diagnosed for appropriate treatment to be implemented.

It is a complaint that is often treatable via chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitative procedures.

The first stage in the workup of a complaint of dizziness is to accurately identify the actual nature of the symptom. There are essentially four symptoms that can be described by a patient as being "dizziness."

  1. LIGHTHEADEDNESS - The patient feels "not right in the head."
  2. PRESYNCOPE - The patient feels "faint."
  3. DISEQUILIBRIUM - The patient feels off balance, often as if they are being "pulled to one side" and feels as if they could easily fall over.
  4. VERTIGO - The patient feels as if they are spinning or the world is spinning around them. This can often occur in

When vertigo or disequilibrium is caused by dysfunction in the cervical spine or labyrinthine apparatus, it is most often treatable with chiropractic treatment. Optimum function of the cervical spine is essential to the recovery from these disorders regardless of the cause.

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