Vertigo, or dizziness, affects millions of people. In a majority of the cases, vertigo is simply a temporary inconvenience. But for some, vertigo is a debilitating condition. Day-to-day activities is kept to a minimum due to the severe dizziness.
There are specific neurological tests that the we utilize to determine cerebellar function, the location where most of the problems occur. Once we can define the problem, we have several treatment options:
- Unilateral (one-sided) Adjustments
- The thoracic (mid-back) spine will be globally manipulated to fire the dorsal columns (back part of the spinal cord) and reduce rib fixations.
- A warm water caloric of 180 milliliters may be administered in the ear to stimulate the ipsilateral (same side) cerebellum.
- Eye Exercises may be used to increase the frequency of firing to the cerebellum and frontal lobe of the brain.
- Heat Therapy: Heat therapy is used to promote an increased metabolic and healing rate to the involved tissue. Increased heat helps increase activation to the brain. Heat has immediate soothing and palliative effects as decreased joint stiffness, decreased muscle spasms and releases histamine and bradykinin causing vasodilation of the tissues.
One or all of the procedures may be employed to restore the cerebellum to its normal function.
If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for our breakthrough procedures for treating vertigo give us a call to schedule a consultation at 208-523-1620.