Vertigo is described by those who suffer from it as a spinning sensation. The person may feel like he is spinning or the room around him may seem to be spinning.
Most people have experienced this type of feeling at one time or another with it only lasting a short time. This is referred to as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and it usually clears up on its own.
However, those with chronic vertigo experience this on a frequent basis. As a person ages, there is a higher chance that he will experience spinning. In fact, after age 40, 40% of people have to deal with this condition.
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Vertigo is related to a malfunction of the inner ear. It is known for:
Alleviating vertigo can be difficult. Patients and doctors alike feel frustration and wish there were more answers. Generally, a doctor will recommend an injection of steroids or surgery that removes part of the bone from the skull.
The top two bones of the neck are often responsible for a variety of health issues if they have become misaligned. If either of these bones, the atlas or axis, is out of place, it can hinder the brainstem from doing its job. The body and brain cannot communicate properly, and spinning can be the end result.
At Premier Family Wellness, we use a gentle procedure to encourage these neck bones to move back into place. The body then takes over and begins healing any damage done. This helps the bones to stay in place longer than forcing or popping them into place as in general chiropractic. Many patients involved in case studies have shown that vertigo sufferers can indeed find relief from their symptoms in a short amount of time.
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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.