Vertigo Relief in Frederick, MD
Nothing is more disconcerting than standing up and feeling the whole world tilt and swirl around you. If you’ve ever experienced this sensation, you’ve experienced vertigo.
The good news is there is safe, non-invasive help for your vertigo.
At Lipinski Chiropractic in Frederick, Maryland, we offer relief from the symptoms of vertigo so you can get back to living your life without worry.
What Is Vertigo?
Vertigo is the sensation of feeling off-balance. You can experience vertigo symptoms when you stand, bend over, or do nothing at all, in some cases.
When you experience these spells, it can feel as if you are spinning or as if the world around you is spinning.
Vertigo often is triggered by a change in the position of your head.
Those who experience vertigo often report feeling as if they are:
- Pulled in one direction
Other symptoms that can accompany vertigo include:
- Abnormal or jerking eye movements
- Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
Symptoms may last a few minutes to a few hours and can come and go.
Causes of Vertigo
In most cases, vertigo is caused by an inner ear problem.
Some of the most common causes of vertigo include:
- BBPV: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo occurs when tiny calcium particles clump in the canals of the inner ear. The inner ear then sends signals to the brain about head and body movements to help you keep your balance.
- Meniere’s disease: This inner ear disorder is thought to be caused by a buildup of fluid and changing pressure in the ear. It can cause vertigo as well as ringing in the ears and hearing loss.
- Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis: This inner ear problem is usually related to a viral infection. This infection causes inflammation in the inner ear around nerves that are important in helping the body sense balance.
- Head or neck injury
- Brain problems such as stroke or tumor
- Certain medications that can cause ear damage
- Migraine headaches
Common Vertigo Treatments
The treatment for vertigo depends greatly on what is causing it. In many cases, vertigo resolves itself without any further treatment.
However, in cases where vertigo requires further treatment, some common remedies include:
This type of physical therapy aims to help strengthen your vestibular system, or the system that helps you maintain your balance. This treatment can be recommended if you have recurrent bouts of vertigo, and helps train your other senses to compensate for the vertigo.
Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers
If you suffer from BPPV, canalith repositioning aims to move the calcium deposits out of your ear canal and into an inner ear chamber, where they can be absorbed by your body. As the canaliths move, you likely will continue to experience symptoms of vertigo.
Some people who suffer from vertigo experience nausea and motion sickness require medication to help alleviate these symptoms.
For vertigo that’s caused by an infection or inflammation, antibiotics or steroids can reduce swelling and cure the infection.
Diuretics may be prescribed to those with Meniere’s disease to help reduce the pressure from the fluid buildup and decrease the symptoms of vertigo.
In some cases, surgery may be needed to cure vertigo.
If your vertigo is caused by a more serious underlying problem, such as a tumor or injury, having surgery to treat those root causes can help alleviate the vertigo.
How Chiropractic Can Help with Vertigo
Chiropractic adjustments are meant to help restore the body’s natural spinal alignment. When the body is misaligned, the inner ear can be thrown off, or fluid can build up behind the eardrum, causing the symptoms of vertigo.
To correct this, a chiropractor gently brings the spine back into proper alignment, returning the inner ear to normal and helping any fluid to drain from behind the eardrum.
Dr. Lipinski consults with you to discuss your symptoms, your medical history, and your lifestyle. He then develops a customized treatment plan to help relieve your experience of vertigo and help you feel better.
You may feel relief after your first adjustment, or you could need a few sessions before your symptoms subside.
Vertigo Relief at Lipinski Chiropractic in Frederick, MD
Are you ready to stop your world from spinning and get rid of vertigo without invasive procedures or medications? Contact Lipinski Chiropractic today for an appointment!