Vertigo is defined as the sensation that a person or the things around him are spinning when there is actually no movement. Vertigo is particularly distressing as it can cause a person to be unable to perform his daily activities. It becomes increasingly worse when he or she tries to move. One may have to stay in bed until this sensation goes away. An episode can last from as short as ten minutes to as long as twenty-four hours. It may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. After an attack subsides, a person may still feel off balance and extremely tired for a couple of days.
One condition that has vertigo as its main symptom is Meniere’s disease. This disease can also be accompanied by hearing loss in one ear that may become permanent if not cared for promptly. Tinnitus or ringing in the ears is also common, along with a feeling of fullness or pressure in the affected ear (usually only one ear is affected by Meniere’s).
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Vertigo Relieved by Proper Spine Alignment
While the exact cause of vertigo is still debatable, it seems to be linked to a structural problem in the upper cervical spine in some cases. If a misalignment exists in either the C1 or C2 vertebrae, it can be irritating the nerve that controls balance and hearing. If damage is done to this nerve, vertigo can be the end result. However, this is not the end of the story.
Nerve damage of this sort can be resolved by correcting the misalignment. I do this by using a gentle, effective method that allows the bones of the upper neck to move back into place naturally. The healing properties of the body then take over to repair the damage that has occurred due to the misalignment. This is often all that is required to help the symptoms of vertigo and Meniere’s disease.
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