Vertigo remains a bit of a mystery among researchers and medical professionals. In only about 50% of the cases can an underlying cause be found, mostly minor head and neck trauma. It is unlikely to experience a blow to the head without some degree of a neck injury.
A study from 2006 observed 60 patients who had been diagnosed with vertigo. As these patients began to reveal their medical history, an interesting pattern was noted. Only 4 of them could not recall some kind of accident that may have caused a problem. The rest of them reported such things as horseback riding accidents, trips and falls, sports injuries, skiing accidents, bicycle accidents, or vehicle accidents. This makes it clear that vertigo is related to accidents affecting the head and neck. Upon examination, it was determined each person in the study had a misalignment in the bones of the neck.
It is vital for anyone who has experienced trauma, even if it was minor and many years ago, to seek the care of a professional to help correct any underlying problem before things such as vertigo or other health problems set in.
Seeking Reliable Help for Vertigo in Bountiful, Utah
Upper cervical chiropractors know the importance of keeping the bones of the upper neck in alignment in order to keep a person at optimal health. The C1 and C2 vertebrae have a tendency toward misalignment due to their shape and range of movement. A misalignment in this area can put the brainstem under stress and cause signals being sent between the brain and body to become distorted. This may explain why such issues as vertigo arise.
At Bountiful Spinal Care, we use specialized instruments and technology to locate and measure upper cervical misalignments. We then employ a gentle technique that works with the bones and encourages then to realign naturally, without popping or cracking the spine. In the study mentioned above, this method was used on a man who had suffered from vertigo, and he found relief after only one month of care. Comparable stories abound.