Do you or someone you know suffer from dizziness or vertigo?

While vertigo and dizziness have many causes including inner ear disorders, BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), migraines, head trauma, and other conditions, one often overlooked cause is called cervical (neck) vertigo.

It is estimated that up to 58% of patients who sustain closed head injuries or whiplash experience late onset symptoms of vertigo or dizziness.  This can include headaches, tinnitus, feeling lightheaded or off balance, nausea and vomiting.

Often, with cervical vertigo the symptoms are associated with neck movement.  There are many causes of cervical vertigo, including disc herniations, cord compression, abnormal sensory input from neck proprioceptors, and spinal joint dysfunction.

At the Natural Medicine Clinic, we have seen many patients with vertigo and dizziness over the years that we have been able to help.  Soft tissue techniques to the neck muscles as well as gentle instrument assisted spinal adjustments have usually resulted in complete resolution of the symptoms, allowing them to return to their normal daily activities.

Yours for Optimal Health,

Dr. Tom

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