If you are experiencing dizziness, reach out to us to learn about our treatment options that can help.
Experiencing dizziness on a regular or even an infrequent basis can affect your quality of life and interfere with doing the things you love. There are many causes for dizziness that can be addressed by chiropractic treatments, although it is important to ascertain what is the cause before developing the appropriate treatment plan. At Advanced Chiropractic Center, we often see patients from the Asheville, North Carolina area who are experiencing cervicogenic vertigo or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) which are the most common causes of dizziness and vertigo. It might surprise you how different these two actually are.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is caused by a problem in the inner ear in which small crystals become dislodged and cause irritation to the fluid in the ear canals. These free-moving crystals can create dizziness when they aren’t in the right location. In addition to drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding sudden body position changes or head movements, specific maneuvers through a series of position changes can be effective for emptying the crystals out of the canals.
Cervicogenic vertigo is related to the neck rather than the ears. It can be caused by whiplash, head or brain injury, or be present in conjunction with unresolved neck pain. Through a specific treatment plan that can involve functional neurology, gentle mobilization, vestibular rehabilitation, proper posture, using your neck in a proper manner, and other options, we can often relieve dizziness caused by cervicogenic vertigo.
An initial evaluation is critical since the treatment plan will differ vastly depending on the cause for the dizziness. The prognosis is good once the cause can be established however, so there is no reason to continue suffering with attacks of dizziness that are limiting your quality of life. Call today to schedule an appointment to learn more.