Former American Idol star, Jordan Sparks, tweeted about her recent episode with vertigo. She said that she had not slept for four days straight due to her vertigo. She also said she felt dizzy whether she was up or laying down. Ironically enough, back in 2009, Sparks released a CD with a song called Vertigo. The song is about how love can make you feel dizzy. However in this situation, it was an ear infection that caused her actual dizziness.
Vertigo is a vestibular disorder that is often treated by the use of over-the-counter and prescription drugs. While these offer some help to control the symptoms of vertigo it often reoccurs because the underlying cause is not being addressed.
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Why Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Can Help With Vertigo
There is a connection between previous head and neck trauma and vestibular disorders, such as vertigo, disequilibrium, and dizziness in general. This has to do with the fact that a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae can affect the balance system of the ears. It also hinders proper communication to and from the brain and the body. When the central nervous system is compromised, it can wreak havoc throughout the entire body causing all kind of health problems, including vertigo.
We use precision x-rays to determine the nature and degree of misalignment in the neck. Then we use a precise gentle method to realign the upper cervical vertebrae. From there a healing process will begin and as the body heals itself symptoms fade away.
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