Vertigo Doctor Sarasota and Tampa Bay

Posted in Head Disorders on Jan 10, 2022

Vertigo Doctor Sarasota and Tampa bay

Sarasota upper cervical chiropractic is new here in town. However, we are not new to helping patients who suffer from vertigo. Dr. Hall moved from the west coast in November. For 20 years he practiced in Los Angeles (before he escaped!) and the most common condition in his Los Angeles office was vertigo.

The patient base in LA organically grew due to the high percentage of recoveries that are seen in vestibular cases like vertigo. Vertigo is most commonly caused by prior neck injury. In this article, we will discuss the relationship between the neck, the central nervous system, and vertigo. Then we will offer up a natural health procedure that gets to the root cause of vertigo and what you can do about it!

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Vertigo and the Neck - Vertigo Doctor Sarasota

The cervical spine is the most dynamic and complex biomechanical region of the body. The head weighing 12 pounds rests on a two-ounce bone called the atlas. The head-neck junction is held together largely by ligaments, muscles, and soft tissue. As a result, the head-neck junction is the most vulnerable and susceptible to spinal injury and misalignment.

Inside of the atlas and lower portion of the skull is the brainstem. This portion of the nervous system is the seat of control for most autonomic functions in the body including balance. The vestibular nucleus, located in the brainstem, coordinates sensory information from the eyes, inner ear, and the joints of the upper cervical spine. The latter does not receive enough attention and in our opinion is at the root cause of most chronic vertigo.

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Spinal Injury and Balance - Vertigo Doctor Sarasota

Blunt trauma such as car accidents, sports injuries, and other sharp jolts can cause spinal misalignment at the base of the skull. The head-neck junction is the most susceptible area of the spine BECAUSE of its engineering. The head weighs 10-12 pounds and the top vertebrae in the neck upon which it rests weigh two ounces.

Blunt-type trauma can dislodge the top vertebrae in the neck, tearing the soft tissue surrounding the joints which then leads to altered joint motion and irritation to the central nervous system. The large majority of people who suffer from chronic vertigo result from upper cervical spine misalignment. It is well known that vertigo can be the result of abnormal cervical spine joint motion.

In fact, it is often the case that people who suffer from vertigo find that certain head movements set off their vertigo. This results from certain head positions and movements affecting the injured misaligned joint subsequently firing off pathways that are involved in balance.

If you suffer from chronic vertigo the first thing you should check is whether or not you have upper cervical spine misalignment which can easily be determined by a visit to an upper cervical chiropractor!

Listen to what some of our patients say about their recovery in our office from vertigo. Click here.

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Blair Upper Cervical doctors are specially trained to locate spinal misalignments in the upper cervical spine and correct them. Spinal misalignments are located by running a battery of neurological tests that locate the spinal segments that have been injured and misaligned by a prior neck injury.

Once located, precision imaging in the form of digital x-ray or cone-beam computed tomography (cbct) is used to precisely determine which joint has misaligned and the angulation of the misaligned joint. Each person’s anatomy is different and therefore imaging is used to uncover the blueprint to be used to correct each patient’s individual misalignment pattern. Once this information is gleaned, a gentle, light correction is made without twisting, popping, or pulling.

The patient is then monitored overtime to ensure that the correction is holding. If the testing indicates the need for another correction, then it is performed. However, the goal of Blair Upper Cervical Care is for the patient to stay in “adjustment”. It isn’t the correction that produces healing. It is the removal of nerve irritation and the adjustment “holding” in its normal position that allows the body to function better and proceed through a healing process.

This is how Blair Chiropractic care can often help remove the underlying cause of many who suffer from occipital neuralgia, tinnitus, Vertigo, Meniere’s disease, neck pain, migraine headaches, and other chronic health problems by supporting the body in healing itself.

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