Feeling Dizzy in Olympia WA?

Feeling Dizzy in Olympia WA?

Chiropractic Olympia WA Vertigo

At our clinic in Olympia WA we have patients come in mention that they are randomly feeling dizzy and ask if we can help. The good news is, we can! But first we have to figure out what is the cause of your dizziness. Dizziness is also refereed to as "vertigo". There are many things that can cause vertigo including reaction to some types of drugs, poor nutrition, dehydration, injury, and more. Vertigo can feel very scary. Luckily, most causes can be treated very effectively with chiropractic care.

Right now let's focus on a very common cause of vertigo called "Benign Proximal Positional Vertigo" (BPPV). This is a very big term that simply means that you get a sudden feeling of dizziness after moving your head or when rolling over in bed. This feeling of dizziness lasts from a brief moment to minutes long.

What is happening during BPPV in Olympia WA?

Let's get a little medically technical for a moment. Behind your ear there is a system of fluid filled tubes that bend in different directions. Theses tubes are lined with special nerve endings. When you move your head, the fluid moves and stimulates the nerve endings. This sends a signal to the brain indicating that you are moving. Sometimes tiny crystals can form within the fluid on the wall of the tube. If one of these crystals are dislodged it will float freely within the fluid. When your head stops moving, the crystal can still stimulate the nerve endings and continue sending the signal of movement to the brain. Your brain then becomes confused because the other systems that detect movement like your eyes and muscles, are all saying you stopped moving. This is when you begin to feel dizzy. As a side note, you often feel nauseous when dizzy because the brain thinks you have eaten something bad and will send signals to the stomach to try and get rid of it.

Can Evergreen Family Chiropractic in Olympia WA help?

Vertigo is a tricky thing to work with. Thankfully at Evergreen Family Chiropractic we have a lot of techniques that we can use to help. We will help you figure out the cause of the vertigo and then run you through a series of techniques and adjustments to help alleviate your symptoms. These techniques are specifically designed to direct the loose crystal in your ear, around all the bends of the tube, and away from the nerve endings. This could take as little as one treatment or it may take a few depending on how severe the case is.

On rare occasions vertigo can be the sign of something serious. It's important to be seen by a doctor to rule out anything serious. If you are experiencing mild vertigo, make an appointment at Evergreen Family Chiropractic in Olympia WA and let us help you get things straightened out.

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