An Overview of Vertigo from Family Life Chiropractic

When people think about a chiropractor, they probably think about someone who specializes in back and neck pain. While this is an area of focus, a chiropractor can actually help with a number of different issues. One example is called vertigo, which is also referred to as dizziness. The team from Family Life Chiropractic is here to help everyone with their healthcare issues.


The Types of Vertigo

When someone comes to see us, the first thing we are going to do is get to know the exact nature of the vertigo they are experiencing. There are two common types of vertigo that people describe.

The first is when people say the room is spinning. Even when they stand still, the room is spinning around them. This makes it hard to stay balanced. This is typically a sign of a problem with the inner ear, which plays a major role in the body's ability to stay balanced.

The other type of vertigo or dizziness that people discuss is feeling lightheaded. This is where people have trouble staying upright because they feel like they are going to pass out. Their vision starts to get grainy or they can even lose their vision temporarily. In this scenario, this often points to a nutritional or hydration issue. 

At Family Life Chiropractic, we can treat both problems.

Understanding the Treatment Options

If someone has the first type of vertigo, we can perform a variety of maneuvers to try to get the inner ear aligned. Often, there is a small foreign object that made its way in and is rolling around in the ear canal. If we can get that object loose with our chiropractic care, it should help to allow that person to recover quickly.

In the other form of vertigo, we will work with patients on hydration and glucose management to make sure their body has the energy to stay upright. We have a number of treatment options at our disposal to manage both types of vertigo.

Trust the Team from Family Life Chiropractic

Those who suffer from vertigo or dizziness on a daily basis know how debilitating this condition can be. It might make it hard for people to get out of bed, attend school, and go to work. That is why we at Family Life Chiropractic have placed a lot of time into making sure we can present the people of Clearwater with all of the treatment options. We have worked hard to invest in the latest research in our field. We would be happy to leverage this research for you. Call us today to make an appointment with our team.