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Common Causes of Vertigo In Springfield, IL

Hey everybody, this is Dr. Pat from the Springfield Wellness Center and today we’re gonna be talking about vertigo. Vertigo is a condition that can have a devastating effect on someone’s life. It is something that can completely distort your reality, your vision. It can have just such a profound effect on someone’s life because when you feel dizzy or you feel disoriented, it can really make you feel deeply uncomfortable. And that’s what Vertigo is, it’s that feeling of dizziness, and unsteadiness that causes balance issues, it causes movement issues, and it can even make you feel nauseous or throw up. It’s like I said, it’s a very, very uncomfortable thing. For some people, their reality is living with that all the time. And those are the kind of people that you know, we want to help here at the Springfield Wellness Center.

There’s many different causes of vertigo. And that’s what we’re going to talk about in this video, we’re going to start with the most common cause, which is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, otherwise known as BPPV.

And what this is, is where the inside the ear, we have these canals and that contain these little crystals. And within those crystals over the position of those crystals, sometimes they get dislodged, and that’s part of what throws off our sense of balance and our sense of coordination. And so with BPPV that’s what’s happening there and that’s what causes that deep feeling of unsteadiness and dizziness. Those are the kind of people that you want to help through things like Epley’s maneuver and other exercises and things to help them regain that sense of orientation.

Another cause for Vertigo is labyrinthitis.

Now a labyrinth is another part of the inner ear anatomy. And sometimes that can get inflamed and infected as a result of things like a common cold. If that goes untreated or undetected, it can turn into something worse that can affect the labyrinth. And that can also cause dizziness and vertigo to occur. Another cause would be something called Meniere’s Disease, which is vertigo. But it also involves another feeling of fullness in the ear, sometimes ringing in the ears, comes with some other different symptoms that can also be really uncomfortable and contribute to that whole experience.

And then finally, we can look at basic traumas as well.

So people who get concussions, a lot of times they will experience vertigo as well, because the impact from the event that caused the concussion can also cause dislodging of those crystals within the inner ear. And so it’s all about getting those things back into the right position when it comes to helping these people work through those vertigo episodes.

So if you are someone who has vertigo and you’ve tried different things, you’ve tried medications, you’ve tried different therapies, and you haven’t tried and things like chiropractic are things that chiropractic can help with. You know, this may be something that you consider and consider looking into to see if something or that’s something that we can help you with. If you’re if this video speaks to you or speaks to someone that you know, please share it with them, please share it with your friends, and we’ll see you on the next video.