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3 Symptoms that Indicate You May Have Vertigo and What to Do About It

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Do you constantly feel dizzy, or as if you’re rocking on a boat – even when you’re standing still or sitting down?  You may be experiencing vertigo. Vertigo is a major disturbance to daily life. Vertigo can get in the way of work and your daily responsibilities. Some patients even suffer from vomiting as a result of their vertigo.

Symptom 1: You Feel Off Balance or Dizzy

Vertigo is the feeling of being off balance or dizzy. Vertigo is typically caused by an inner ear problem related to infection or fluid buildup. Some patients say it seems as though the world around them is spinning even when they are standing still.

Symptom 2: You Vomit Occasionally

As a result of the spinning feeling many patients become nauseated and vomit. While vomiting can be a sign of numerous medical conditions, when coupled with dizziness and a feeling of swaying, it can be a symptom of vertigo.

Symptom 3:  You’re Lightheaded

Ever stand up too fast and need to sit back down immediately? That feeling is called being “lightheaded, ” and it is a symptom of vertigo. The feeling of lightheadedness can also be associated with hunger, dehydration, and pregnancy.

How to Rid Yourself of Vertigo and that Icky Dizziness Feeling

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is time to visit a chiropractor for an evaluation. Medication can provide some temporary relief to symptoms of vertigo, but they won’t cure the condition and are not recommended for long-term use.

Chiropractors can diagnose the cause of your vertigo and guide you toward a natural treatment and exercise regimen to cure it. For some cases of vertigo, chiropractic manipulation is needed to regulate the way the body communicates information to the brain. A chiropractor may also try positioning maneuvers to cure vertigo. These assist in clearing out debris in the inner ear that can cause your symptoms.

At home, exercises can be helpful in treating vertigo as well. Your chiropractor can show you what exercises might help most and prescribe a regimen. In addition, analyzing your lifestyle is another important part of vertigo treatment as tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine can worsen symptoms.

Take the First Step: Call French Chiropractic and Wellness Center

We at the French Chiropractic and Wellness Center serve the communities of Mentor and Madison. Dr. French and Dr. Cradduck have a combined 30 years of experience helping patients find a healthy lifestyle through chiropractic care. Contact us at French Chiropractic and Wellness Center to discuss your vertigo symptoms with a doctor.