Feeling dizzy and off balance can be an awful experience. Dizziness can also be downright dangerous. Every year thousands of people have accidents on foot and in cars as the result of their vertigo.
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Here is the good news. If you seek the proper care your vertigo can usually be easily corrected. In this article we will discuss the specifics of vertigo and then talk about a little known natural procedure called Upper Cervical Care, which has been helping vertigo sufferers recover for years. Before we discuss Upper Cervical Care we would like to present a natural procedure that is outside of the realm of upper cervical care, the epply maneuver. We have found the epley maneuver to be successful treatment on 10-15 percent of vertigo cases we talk with.
When tiny crystals that normally occur in the inner ear break loose they can cause aberrant effect the hair cells in the semicircular canals producing abnormal information to the balance centers, causing vertigo. Early on in our career at Upper Cervical Health Care in Los Angeles we were skeptical of the rational behind Epley's success. However there is an old saying that sometimes old father time teaches us errors in our ways. Having done further research on the rational behind epley and talking to real live people that have had successes when all other forms of treatment failed will make you change your mind. To learn more about the epley maneuver click here.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common form of vertigo. People who have bppv feel their vertigo with changes in head movements, body position, or standing from a sitting position.
There is no need to suffer with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Our upper cervical chiropractors here in Los Angeles at Upper Cervical Health Care, have been effectively helping BPPV by making precise gentle corrections in the upper Cervical spine. We will discuss HOW upper neck injury can result in BPPV and discuss how minor corrections to the structure of the upper neck can help your body recover normal health and function.
Your sense of balance is controlled by nerve impulses that are sent to the back part of the brain called the cerebellum, from sensory pathways; eyes, ears, and most importantly signals from proprioceptors (nerve endings found on the surface of your joints). Also there are small hairs located in the semicircular canals, located in the ear, that send information to the back part of the brain depending on how they interact with fluid and head position. All of these sensory pathways can be affected by joint injury caused by whiplash, sports injury, and other slip and fall accidents.
Upper Cervical chiropractors run objective neurological tests to determine whether cord irritation exists in the upper cervical spine. Once it is determined that there is a problem affecting the brain stem precise articular( joint) X-rays are taken to determine exactly what direction the misalignment has displaced. Angles are then measured off of the problem joints and a precision spinal correction is made. No cracking, popping, or pulling of the neck is done during the correction. It is precise , gentle, and painless. Following the spinal correction the patient rests in a " recuperation " room to allow the body to relax and " regain" control of its proper spinal position. Follow up care is necessary to ensure progress is accruing. Each visit objective tests are done to determine whether another spinal correction is necessary or not. Overtime as the adjustment holds healing occurs throughout the body. Our adage in upper cervical circles is, " nature needs no help just no interference".
We hope this blog reaches those seeking natural alternative solutions to migraines and other chronic health conditions. Upper cervical chiropractic has one goal- restoration of function. When this is achieved it is possible that a host of health conditions may resolve as a natural by product of better body function.
"Upper Cervical practitioners hypothesize based on their success in addressing many health conditions that the misalignment of the atlas is blocking communication to various parts of the body and thereby affecting the body’s own ability to correct the problem. “
Dr. Hall has been the president of the BLAIR Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society for nine years. He is a BLAIR technique instructor and has been practicing the procedure for 16 years seeing over 9000 patients. Dr. Hall runs two offices, one in Los Angeles the other in Carson.