Vertigo is the sensation that one is spinning or the things around him are moving when there is no movement at all. Vertigo is one of the main symptoms of a medical condition called Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s also has the following symptoms:
- Tinnitus – a ringing noise in the ears
- Hearing loss that may become permanent if not cared for
- A feeling of congestion or fullness in the ears
Living with Vertigo
Most people who have Meniere’s will agree that out of the above-mentioned symptoms, vertigo is the most difficult to deal with. It may cause one to feel nauseous to the point of vomiting. It might last 10 minutes and go away or continue for as long as 24 hours. One often feels extremely fatigued and lightheaded for a few days after a severe vertigo attack.
Vertigo is hard to explain unless a person has suffered from it personally. It can often be related to being on a ride at the fair that is spinning so fast one finds it hard to move. However, with vertigo, nothing is spinning – it just feels like it. It is understandable why a person would be unable to perform his daily activities. Vertigo becomes more severe if one moves, leaving the sufferer to have to lie still until it passes.
Finding Natural Vertigo Relief
The cause of vertigo remains a mystery among the medical professionals. But an emerging theory is that it is connected to a problem in the bones of the upper neck. In fact, it has been shown that if the atlas – the top bone of the spine – is misaligned, it creates pressure on the brainstem and also may affect the Eustachian tube – the part of the ear that drains fluid. The end result of this can become manifest in Meniere’s disease and vertigo.
In our Bountiful, Utah office, we offer a gentle, precise solution to the problem of vertigo and Meniere’s. We use a light force to help realign the bones of the neck. This helps the body to repair the damage and just may put an end to the annoying sensation of vertigo.