Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
A condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common cause of vertigo dizziness. Drugs have no place in its treatment.
It typically comes on in sudden episodes, perhaps after banging the head, but often for unknown reasons. It may be mild, a sense of uncertainty or an unpleasant feeling of reeling lasting for a few seconds and passing over. It may also be very severe, provoking nausea and even vomiting.
Usually it is provoked by very specific movements of the head, most often turning to one side, extension of the neck, or laterally tilting the head towards the shoulder.
Start by performing the Epley maneuver (check YouTube) and see if this resolves the condition.
At Vita, we have amazing success in restoring patient balance. First, we measure your upper cervical nerve function using non-invasive state-of-the-art equipment. Your doctor will then determine if they can restore your balance using a gentle movement of the spine. He or she will create a plan specific to you and your needs.
Studies show that chiropractic care is a very effective, safe and natural way to resolve vertigo. In the following study, most patients demonstrated improved balance, and some showed reduced dizziness and neck pain.
Effects of chiropractic care on dizziness, neck pain, and balance: a single-group, preexperimental, feasibility study. J Chiropr Med. Dec 2009; 8(4): 156–164.