Vertigo


Vertigo

Chiropractor in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

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Vertigo services offered in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

If you feel like the room is spinning around you, you might have a condition called vertigo. At Spinal Correction Centers in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, Florida, skilled chiropractor Stephen Steller, DC, and his staff use chiropractic techniques to reduce the underlying cause of vertigo and alleviate unpleasant symptoms. Call the office most convenient to you to schedule an appointment or book one online today. 


Q & A

What is vertigo?

Vertigo is a sensation that the room around you is spinning when it’s not. Untreated, vertigo may also cause dizziness, an off-balance feeling, or nausea. 

Finding the cause of vertigo is essential to detect or rule out underlying medical problems and reduce your risk of complications. If you’re concerned that you have vertigo, schedule an appointment with the experts at Spinal Correction Centers.

What are the symptoms of vertigo?

Common symptoms of vertigo include:

  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Spinning sensations
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Motion sickness
  • Side-to-side eye movements
  • A feeling of fullness in your ears
  • Rocking or tilting sensations

Your symptoms might worsen when you stand, change positions, move your head, or walk. They could last for only seconds or minutes or affect you for days or months. If your symptoms are severe or ongoing, see the providers at Spinal Correction Centers for an evaluation. 

What are the risk factors for vertigo?

Vertigo can happen to anyone, but factors that increase your risk include:

  • Inner ear problems
  • Brain tumors
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Infections 
  • Family history of vertigo
  • Repeated ear infections
  • Fluid buildup in your ears
  • Abrupt changes in head positioning
  • Migraines
  • Some medications
  • Certain diseases
  • Tumors
  • Previous ear surgeries
  • Ongoing or severe stress

Vertigo is more common in people over 65, and women are more likely than men to experience it. About 40% of people develop vertigo at least once. Forward head posture is a major contributor to vertigo.

How do you diagnose vertigo?

Your Spinal Correction Centers provider asks about your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle habits. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, X-rays, and may suggest you undergo balance testing, a CT scan, an MRI, or other diagnostic procedures. Typically checking the Atlas and Occiput with palpation and X-ray for subluxation will reveal the diagnosis.

How does a chiropractor treat vertigo?

To reduce vertigo symptoms, Spinal Correction Centers offers chiropractic adjustments to the occiput, atlas, and cervical spine, physical therapy, head positioning maneuvers, and inner ear rehabilitation to strengthen your other senses and improve balance. 

Your chiropractor can manipulate targeted tissues to reduce dizziness and other symptoms naturally.

To reduce your chance of vertigo attacks, avoid standing up quickly or moving your head abruptly. Sleep with your head elevated and use caution when bending to pick up something. 

To find out if you have vertigo or get treated for this distressing condition, call the Spinal Correction Centers office nearest you or use the online booking feature today.