Vertigo & Dizziness

Vertigo Following an Auto Accident Injury in Austin, TX

If you suffered an auto accident injury in Austin Texas and now experience dizzy spells or times when everything seems to be spinning around you might have Vertigo. An Austin chiropractor may help restore your equilibrium and balance without medications or surgery through naturally effective cervical manipulations and adjustments and vestibular rehabilitation exercises.

vertigo & dizziness in Austin, TX

Your Austin Chiropractor Explains: What is Vertigo & Dizziness?

Vertigo is not a medical condition but a term referring to a type of dizziness that makes it seem like the room is spinning around you, even when you are sitting or standing perfectly still. What differentiates vertigo from dizziness is this sense of movement and rotation not associated with simple lightheadedness or dizziness.

If you feel like you are spinning around during a vertigo episode, you may be experiencing subjective vertigo. Alternately, if you feel like the environment is spinning around your body, you are suffering from objective vertigo. Medical doctors traditionally treat vertigo & dizziness as symptomatic of an ear infection, for which they prescribe antibiotics. However, if you experience vertigo after suffering an auto accident injury in Austin Texas, your Austin chiropractor can help you find relief from vertigo & dizziness without wasting time taking antibiotics ineffective for treating spine-related vertigo.

Causes of Vertigo- In addition to trauma, vertigo may be caused by one or more of the following conditions:

  • Displacement of crystals normally found in the inner ear that irritate hair cells in the ear's semicircular canals (known as BPPV, or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
  • Cervical vertebral subluxation (misalignment of the seven uppermost spinal vertebrae can restrict blood supply to the middle and inner ear)
  • Meniere's disease
  • Age-related imbalance and dizziness

Chiropractic Treatments to Relieve Vertigo

Epley Maneuver- A technique called the Epley Maneuver may help you if their vertigo symptoms are caused by displacement of calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear. By moving a patient into specific positions that trigger gravity forces in the ear, your Austin chiropractor can reposition crystals into an area of the inner ear that won't precipitate motional dizziness.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Exercises- After assessing the cause of your vertigo, Dr. Logan may have you perform vestibular rehabilitation exercises to relieve motion dizziness, decrease fall risk and improve balance. Some of these exercises include neck motion, strengthening and balance- retraining exercises. 

Low-amplitude, High Velocity Upper Cervical Manipulation- When misalignment of cervical vertebrae is causing vertigo & dizziness, Dr. Logan may recommend a manipulation and adjustment procedure that enhances blood flow to your inner ear by realigning the upper spine into its correct position. In addition, this specific kind of cervical manipulation works well to relieve whiplash pain and neck-related (cervicogenic) headaches.

Come Visit Your Chiropractor in Austin, TX!

If you suffer from vertigo & dizziness due to being involved in an auto accident injury in Austin Texas, please call the Chiropractic Office of Dr. Roy Logan, DC today to schedule an appointment: 512-213-1190.


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