What is Vertigo?
Vertigo refers to a sense of dizziness or spinning even though you are not moving. The dizzy feeling is caused by one of two factors:
- A dysfunction in the brain, and
- Sensory nerve pathway or an imbalance in the internal organs of the ear that control balance.
The term peripheral vertigo is used to describe inner ear causes whereas central vertigo describes central nervous system causes.
This short video from Scientific American provides a great over view on vertigo.
Source: Scientific American Youtube
Does Chiropractic Help Vertigo?
Chiropractic may help some cases of vertigo. Common symptoms may include dizziness, headaches, nausea and feelings of imbalance. Chiropractic may help address some of the musculoskeletal symptoms commonly experienced in cases of vertigo such as tightness and stiffness in the neck. You can also see your local G.P for diagnosis and treatment.
Vertigo Case Series
The following case series from the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics looked at the management of benign paroxysmal position vertigo in a chiropractic clinical setting. Eight patients with symptoms of this type of vertigo presented for chiropractic care. The outcome and conclusion is quoted below:
“INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The patients underwent one or more canalith repositioning procedures (Epley maneuver). Scores in each of the categories decreased from the initial to 6-day assessment and then again at the 30-day assessment. The effects of the treatment on the Short Form 12 scores showed changes between the initial assessment and 30 days post treatment.
CONCLUSION: The patients in this case series demonstrated reduction in symptoms with management.”
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Dr. Rosemarie Jabbour (Chiropractor) is the owner and chiropractor at New World Chiro, Parramatta. Rosemarie is an experienced and highly professional healthcare practitioner with over 25+ years experience in caring for the local community. Rosemarie was also one of the chiropractors for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. With a keen interest in spinal health, neuroscience and sports fitness, Rosemarie is a natural health champion and advocate.
In addition to running New World Chiro, Rosemarie runs corporate health and wellness training programs, chiropractic assistant training, and networks within a variety of local business networks.
- B.App Sc (Clin.Sc)
- Cert CCSP (U.S.A).ICSSD
- The International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma 1997
- Graduate Certificate in Sports Chiropractic in 1998