If you have ever felt dizzy, off-balance, or completely unable to hold yourself upright, then you know just how harrowing that feeling can be. It is almost as if your entire sense of reality is being warped, which is a deeply uncomfortable sensation to experience. Unfortunately, for people who have vertigo, this is a common occurrence. While it is not a life-threatening condition by nature, it is scary and debilitating and can have a massively negative impact on one’s quality of life.
Vertigo is a condition in which the inner ears are not able to properly regulate a person’s balance. This results in feelings of dizziness, unsteadiness, faintness, and possibly blurred vision. Other common symptoms of vertigo include nausea, vomiting, headaches, ringing in the ears, just to name a few. There are special tubes in the inner ears called semicircular canals, and each tube has tiny hair sensors that always track our positioning. These are all part of the vestibular system, which coordinates all this information with the brain to make sure that we keep our balance and center of gravity under normal conditions. When things become dysfunctional in the inner ear, it can throw off your sense of balance and make you unsteady and dizzy.
There are many different medications and other medical treatments that are used to treat vertigo. Dramamine, a commonly used medication for seasickness, is one example. It helps to reduce symptoms such as nausea and vomiting and helps people feel better. Generally speaking, though, this addresses the symptoms of vertigo, not the actual cause. Treatments such as Prolozone Therapy and chiropractic are two examples of natural care that can help address the root cause of the problem and lay the foundation for more sustained healing. This can help a person make a fuller recovery, rather than just masking the uncomfortable symptoms. At Venturis Clinic, we have been able to help many people improve their quality of life and get back to doing the things they love.