Over half of vertigo cases have no known medical cause. Symptoms of vertigo are dizziness, spinning sensations, loss of balance, nausea, ringing in the ears and blurred vision. According to the Mayo Clinic, when a cause of vertigo can be determined, it is often associated with whiplash or a head trauma. When injury occurs to the body, a misalignment can occur at the two top bones of the spine, atlas and C2. This area is vulnerable to injury and is also where the brain stem and spinal cord meet. A misalignment in this area can put pressure on the Trigeminal nucleus which contains cell bodies of nerves that communicate with the inner ear, face, eyes, and mouth. Pressure on this area could result in vertigo-like symptoms.
A gentle and precise upper cervical adjustment can correct the misalignment at the top of the spine and allow the nervous system to function properly and may naturally reduce the vertigo-like symptoms. Consider upper cervical specific chiropractic care if you suffer from vertigo.