Vertigo is often described as a spinning sensation as if one is moving when he is actually standing still. This is not considered to be a life-threatening illness (unless it is related to an underlying heart condition). Vertigo can become serious, however, if it occurs while one is driving or doing any other activity where he must be hyper-alert to movement.
Although vertigo remains a bit of a mystery, the medical community has agreed that it is related to an issue in the ear. Therefore, medical doctors will often recommend something to help with excess fluid in the ear, such as an antihistamine. This will help the fluid to dry up. It is important to keep in mind, though, that prescription and over-the-counter medications come with unwanted side effects causing some doctors and patients to lean toward natural ways of coping with vertigo.
Some doctors may recommend certain exercises or ways of positioning the head to help the vestibular system (responsible for balance) to realign itself. One doctor even came up with a particular type of somersault a person can do to help reset the balance system of the body!
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Seeking Vertigo Relief in Waynesville, Ohio
Approximately 10 years ago, a study was published that involved 60 patients who were diagnosed with vertigo. These patients were given a gentle, specific adjustment to the bones of the neck by an upper cervical chiropractor. All 60 reported seeing a major decrease in symptoms. In fact, 48 of them saw their vertigo go away entirely. Interestingly, 56 of these patients could remember some sort of head or neck trauma in the past.
There is a connection between head injuries and the onset of vertigo symptoms. This has to do with a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. By using a gentle method to realign the bones of the neck, the body can begin repairing the damage. The end result can be a decrease in or relief of vertigo symptoms.
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