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How Do Chiropractors Treat Vertigo Caused By Whiplash?

In the aftermath of a car accident, the physical toll on your body can be a challenge to recover from. One of the most common injuries is whiplash injuries, and a symptom that comes along with whiplash is vertigo. This is a sudden sensation of spinning or dizziness that can leave you feeling disoriented and off-balance.

What you might not know is that chiropractic care can help treat whiplash and vertigo. Today, we’ll talk about how our chiropractors at Impact Medical Wesley Chapel treat these common accident injuries and ultimately bring balance to your body and mind.

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a common occurrence when patients are suffering from whiplash. Because it is caused by a misalignment in the neck, we call it cervical vertigo. These misalignments in the cervical spine affect the vestibular system, which leads to inflammation in the ear. This in turn causes the dizziness and balance problems that describe vertigo.

Let’s discuss a little deeper.

Vertigo occurs when small calcium crystals, also called otoliths, are dislodged in the inner ear and travel into the ear canals. These canals help the body maintain balance, and when the delicate balance of the inner ear is compromised, this leads to vertigo.

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Symptoms of Vertigo

The symptoms of vertigo are very common to those in other whiplash-associated disorders.

These include:

  • Balance issues
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Neck Pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Light-headedness

If you are experiencing any of these issues, we urge you to seek medical treatment as soon as possible for relief.

How Chiropractors Treat Vertigo

When a patient comes in with whiplash or vertigo, we first perform an examination to determine the cause. Then, we will work on fixing any subluxations or misalignments that have occurred.

Treatments we may use include:

#1. The Epley Maneuver

This is a common treatment that chiropractors perform to treat vertigo. It involves moving the head through different positions to help dislodge calcium crystals in the inner ear, which alleviates symptoms and restores balance.

The most fascinating thing about the Epley Maneuver is that it immediately offers relief. In just a few minutes, patients will be free of the relentless spinning sensation and nausea that are hallmarks of vertigo.

#2. Spinal Realignments

By correcting misalignments in the spine caused by sudden jolts or the impact of a car accident, chiropractic adjustments can help restore proper function and reduce pain associated with whiplash and vertigo

For these conditions, chiropractic treatment has many benefits including:

  • Promotes proper healing by addressing subluxations
  • Reduced inflammation which is crucial for recovery from whiplash and vertigo
  • Since we aim to address the root cause of pain, chiropractic care offers relief from back and neck pain without the need for pain medication

Plus, when it comes to vertigo, spinal adjustments can target specific areas of the spine that may be impinging nerves that are responsible for balance and spatial orientation. These adjustments can improve communication between the brain and body, potentially decreasing dizziness and disorientation often experienced with vertigo and whiplash.

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Get Relief from Vertigo Today

Through gentle chiropractic adjustments tailored to each individual’s needs, our team at Impact Medical Wesley Chapel offers a holistic approach to alleviating both whiplash and vertigo by targeting the root cause of these conditions and promoting long-lasting relief.

Ready to say goodbye to the discomfort of vertigo? Schedule an appointment at Impact Medical Wesley Chapel for a chiropractic consultation today! Call (813) 953-1002 to get started!