Vertigo is an experience where the person feels the false sensation of motion. It is similar to the experience you have after spinning in circles and suddenly stopping, and the world around you feels as though it is spinning. Forty percent of people age 40 and above will experience vertigo symptoms at least once during their lifetime. Many people describe vertigo using the word dizziness, but the two are very different. Vertigo often brings on nausea and vomiting because of the false sensation of movement, but dizziness is related to a momentary loss of balance or lightheadedness. Because of the difficulties vertigo brings, it's important to find Farmington, MI vertigo relief as soon as possible.
A Natural Path of Relief for Vertigo
A study observed 60 patients who had been diagnosed with vertigo. Fifty-eight of these individuals remembered some instance of head or neck trauma prior to having vertigo symptoms. Each of them had some form of upper cervical misalignment and were provided an adjustment to correct this part of their spine. All of their care was observed over a 6-month period, with a positive report coming from every one of them due to the care they received. A total of 48 experienced complete elimination of vertigo symptoms, while the other 12 reported a decrease in the severity and frequency of their vertigo episodes. The results from this study reveal compelling evidence that there is an associations between head and neck trauma with vertigo. This study also shows the positive impact upper cervical chiropractic care can have in relieving vertigo symptoms.
Why would this kind of care have such a great impact on vertigo symptoms? The reason lies within the upper two vertebrae of the spine, where the spinal cord and brainstem securely reside. If any form of impact on the head or neck shifts these two bones out of place, it places pressure on the nerves within. This then can cause confusion between the brain and body signals being sent through the brain stem, resulting in the sensations connected to vertigo. The misalignment could be anything from a minor car accident to a rough football tackle or any other circumstance that caused the neck muscles to over extend.
Here at Premier Family Wellness and Spinal Care in Farmington, Michigan, our vertigo chiropractor in Farmington uses a specialized technique that is designed to ease the bones of the neck back into alignment. In our examination, we use the latest in imaging to measure exactly were to apply our gentle adjustment method to the upper cervical spine. This encourages the bones to naturally shift back into place without the need for cracking or twisting the spine or neck. Many of our patients have similar recovery stories to those described above.
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Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit for 3 years in row.