When it comes to finding an actual reason for vertigo, the medical profession is not able to pinpoint anything solid. There is a 50% chance that the cause can be found. When it is discovered, it is often due to a minor head or neck injury.
This is backed up by a recent study done in 2006. Sixty patients that had been diagnosed with vertigo were asked about their past history. Of the sixty patients, fifty-six of them recalled having some kind of head trauma. Some due to car accidents, biking accidents, skiing, horseback riding, or simply falling on the walkway. Only four of those sixty had no recollection of trauma before vertigo set in.
This shows a pretty significant connection between vertigo and head trauma. It is important for anyone who has suffered an injury, even if it seemed minor, to seek out the professional care of the neck and spine before things become much worse.
The top two vertebrae of the neck are particularly susceptible to injury due to their shape and their range of movement. The atlas (C1) and axis (C2) vertebrae allow the head and neck to move in many directions. A misalignment here can affect the communication between the brain and the body. Improper signals can be sent and this may lead to vertigo.
A good place to start is to seek out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor as we are well trained in detecting and then correcting problems within the neck area. We use the latest in tools and methods to find the misalignment. When this is done and an adjustment is made, the body can begin to heal itself. Proper function of the brain and nervous system will follow and vertigo symptoms may be a thing of the past. Of the sixty patients mentioned earlier, one had dealt with vertigo for 37 years. He was happy to report that he was symptom-free after only one month of relief care by an upper cervical chiropractor.
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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.