There are several conditions that speak to balance and related areas where chiropractors might be able to provide assistance, and one common example here is vertigo. For those who suffer from this condition, either on an acute or chronic basis, seeing a chiropractor is often highly beneficial in several ways.
At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re here to offer a wide range of chiropractic care, physical therapy and related services to patients around Salt Lake City, assisting them with any condition or discomfort they may be dealing with. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss the value of chiropractic care for vertigo – today’s part one will compare acute and chronic vertigo and how they differ, plus some broad tips on why chiropractors are often helpful here; part two will go over some of the specific ways a chiropractor may adjust your body to help with vertigo symptoms.
Basics and Types of Vertigo
For those just learning about vertigo, it’s important to understand the basics of what this condition is and how it can differ based on severity. Vertigo involves a feeling of spinning or loss of balance, usually due to inner ear issues that affect your body’s ability to sense direction and movement – in other words, it doesn’t necessarily always mean you’re actually spinning around!
Vertigo can appear in two forms:
- Acute vertigo: For those who suffer from this, the symptom appears suddenly and may last for a few hours or days;
- Chronic vertigo: This is a longer lasting form of vertigo that lasts more than six weeks.
While neither of these forms of vertigo are life-threatening on their own, they can cause a great deal of discomfort and be extremely debilitating for those suffering from them.
General Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Vertigo
As many people who have received chiropractic care in the past can tell you, one common focus of this pursuit involves balance and posture adjustment. It’s here where chiropractors can often be highly beneficial when it comes to vertigo, as they are able to make small yet significant adjustments to your body in order to get your head and neck back into proper alignment – this is especially true for those with chronic vertigo.
The goal of making these types of adjustments is not only to reduce symptoms, but also to provide lasting relief from vertigo; many patients have seen excellent results with this combination of chiropractic care and physical therapy. Additionally, it’s important to note that the approach used by a chiropractor can be tailored to each individual – meaning those who might suffer from more extreme forms of vertigo may find that their treatment methods are different than what’s applied to those who have only minor cases of acute vertigo.
In part two of our series, we’ll dig into some specifics on how chiropractors assess and treat vertigo. At Apollo Chiropractic, we understand how challenging this condition can be and are here to help you find relief from the symptoms. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced chiropractors.