Vertigo FAQs

Vertigo FAQs

Everyone has experienced the sensation that the world is spinning after stepping off a merry-go-round or even an elevator, but those symptoms persist for some people. These people suffer from a condition known as "vertigo" that can greatly impact their lives. At Boca Health & Wellness Center, we help patients learn to live with vertigo.

What Is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a condition that causes the illusion of motion that can also impact your balance. Vertigo can cause dizziness, and extreme cases may lead to nausea and vomiting. Headaches and migraines are also symptoms of vertigo. Patients with vertigo may also develop anxiety.

What Causes Vertigo?

Vertigo can occur as a result of head trauma, certain viruses, and Meniere's disease. However, any condition that impacts the inner ear, which helps us feel balanced, may result in vertigo. Stress and menstruating may exacerbate vertigo, but they cannot cause the condition. You may experience increased vertigo while flying as well.

How Does Vertigo Impact Your Life?

Vertigo can impact your quality of life. This condition can make it dangerous to operate machinery or even drive. Some patients suffer from debilitating migraines. Vertigo can also impact your ability to focus.

Are There Treatments for Vertigo?

Walking exercises may reduce the symptoms of vertigo. Vertigo doesn't have to last forever. It's not uncommon for vertigo to resolve on its own. In the meantime, seek treatment from a chiropractor. Chiropractic treatments including exercise regimens and manual manipulation can help reduce the effects of and prevent episodes of vertigo.

Talk to a Professional in Boca Raton

If you have vertigo, schedule an appointment with our chiropractor at Boca Health & Wellness Center. Call today.