Out of every 10 people, 1 suffers from vertigo. Vertigo is the sensation of spinning. You may feel as if you or the things around you are rotating and moving when there is no movement. Vertigo is a fascinating subject, and the internet is full of information. However, some of this information is not correct and is based on myth. Let’s look at 3 facts about vertigo that are absolutely true:
Vertigo Linked to Migraines
If you have vertigo or dizziness, you may be among the 2 out 5 people that also have migraines. Migraines may happen at the same time or another time altogether. This condition is referred to as migraine-associated vertigo. In addition, a vestibular migraine affects the part of the ear that controls balance. Sometimes with these migraines, vertigo may come along with the head pain, or there may be no head pain and just vertigo.
Losing a Big Toe Is Not Vital When it Comes to Balance
Many believe that balance is hindered when one has lost his big toe. This is not true as most people have few problems with stride and gait without their big toe. What is vital to balance is a properly functioning ear. An ear that is malfunctioning can lead to vertigo and other types of dizziness.
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As You Age, Vertigo Increases
This is true. However, the amount it increases may be shocking. Before age 40, about 10% of people experience vertigo. After age 40, the number jumps up to 40%! It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 adults in the USA over age 65 fall on a yearly basis.
Vertigo Alleviated by Upper Cervical Chiropractic
There have been numerous studies performed that back up the theory that a misalignment in the bones of the neck has to do with vertigo. This type of misalignment can hinder the vestibulocochlear nerve from functioning properly. This nerve is responsible for communication between the ear and the brain about where the body is located. By correcting this misalignment with a gentle, precise method, many of our patients have seen a vast improvement in their vertigo, while others have seen it go away entirely.
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