Vertigo & Dizziness in Omaha
Vertigo is the sensation that you, or the world around you, is moving or spinning. This feeling may be mild or severe, to the point where you find it difficult to keep your balance and perform everyday tasks. Dizziness affects up to 20% of adults yearly, and chiropractic care can be very effective at treating some of the most common causes of vertigo and dizziness. Our Omaha chiropractors are specially trained in diagnosing the different causes of vertigo to ensure you receive the best care possible.
Vertigo attacks can last from seconds to minutes, and if severe, up to several days. Other symptoms of vertigo attacks include loss of balance, nausea, vomiting, headaches, sweating, ringing in the ears, and dizziness.
Causes of Vertigo
One of the most common causes of vertigo is BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). BPPV occurs when the crystals in your inner ear are dislodged from their normal position. BPPV can occur at any age for no known reason. The key symptom with BPPV is that the vertigo is most commonly associated with certain positions or movements of the head. Vertigo symptoms in BPPV will typically only last about a minute but will occur every time the head is in an aggravating position.
BPPV is one of the most treatable causes of vertigo, and our chiropractors are highly trained in the maneuver to reset the ear crystals. Most people see relief after only a couple treatments.
Another cause of vertigo very similar to BPPV is Cervicogenic Vertigo. This type of vertigo is also related to head and neck positions or movement, but the cause of the vertigo is abnormal signals from the nerves in the neck to the brain. Our Omaha chiropractors are trained to differentiate between BPPV and Cervicogenic Vertigo, and chiropractic adjustments are one of the only treatments for Cervicogenic Vertigo.
Vertigo can also be caused by infection in the inner ear, called labyrinthitis, or Ménière’s disease, a fluid accumulation in the inner ear. Both of these types of vertigo involve long-lasting episodes of dizziness and may have hearing loss associated.
If you are suffering from vertigo or dizziness, don’t wait any longer! Most cases of vertigo are easily treated and our Omaha chiropractors are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of vertigo. Stop suffering and start seeing relief today! Call us at (402) 408-6561 or click here to schedule!