Does it sometimes feel like the world is spinning around you? If you suffer from dizziness, you may have a condition called vertigo. Vertigo has the potential to be debilitating. You should seek care if you are exhibiting symptoms. At Back To Health Family Chiropractic in Fort Worth, TX, our Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, Dr. Chris Michlin is able to help people manage vertigo symptoms.
What Is Vertigo?
It's not unusual to feel dizzy from time to time, but vertigo is a condition that causes chronic and severe dizziness. People with vertigo often feel like they're spinning or being whirled around, even when they are standing still. Vertigo is a common symptom of inner ear problems, but can also be caused by other factors such as migraines, whiplash injuries, head injury, and certain medications. Initial care involves seeking the cause of vertigo symptoms. A review of medications and recent injuries will be explored along with possible MRI or CT testing in order to rule out serious, life-threatening conditions such as a stroke or brain bleed. Dr. Michlin at Back To Health Family Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Texas has special training to work at the Craniocervical Junction and will also consider impingement of your brainstem due to genetic causes or injury.
What Are the Symptoms of Vertigo?
While dizziness is the main symptom of vertigo, it is often accompanied by other symptoms as well. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include:
- Problems with eye focusing
- Loss of balance
- Ringing in the ears
- Unexplained sweating
These symptoms are typically accompanied by a spinning sensation. These symptoms could prevent you from driving or performing other everyday activities. If you have a sudden onset of symptoms, go to the Emergency Room in to rule out a life-threatening condition. If the doctors at the ER send you home with vague results, seek treatment right away from Dr. Michlin so he can help to resolve your situation and provide relief.
Treating Vertigo with Chiropractic Care
Vertigo symptoms may be related to the inner ear or neck. Dr. Michlin will be able to diagnose and treat problems that may be triggering your symptoms. Specific chiropractic adjustments correct misaligned vertebrae, reduce nerve irritation, and improve communication between your brain and your body.
At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, we utilize the Atlas Orthogonal Specific Chiropractic Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Michlin is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Doctor of Chiropractic in North Texas. Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle, painless, and very specific, adjusting technique that adjusts the top bone in the neck, known as the Atlas or C1. Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic care adjusts the Atlas without any of the twisting motion that is often associated with chiropractic care. Atlas Orthogonal care is extremely effective in treating the cause of various conditions and symptoms, including some causes of vertigo.
Dr. Michlin also approaches the full spine with a set of chiropractic adjusting techniques that include Palmer Package, Thompson Drop, Cox Flexion/Distraction, Activator Methods, SOT, Webster’s Technique and Gonstead x-ray analysis. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Michlin may also recommend nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes. With the help of our chiropractor, you may be able to improve your overall health and reduce the frequency and severity of vertigo symptoms. We can also help manage other symptoms associated with vertigo that you may be experiencing, such as pain or nausea.
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Get Vertigo and Pain Treatment from a Chiropractor in Fort Worth, TX
If you're struggling with chronic dizziness, pain, or other debilitating symptoms, chiropractic care can help. Dr. Chris Michlin performs gentle adjustments that can help bring your body into balance. We at Back To Health Family Chiropractic can use special treatments, like Atlas Orthogonal, to restore you back to health. Reach out to us if you're ready to address your vertigo symptoms. Call us at (817) 810-9111 for more information from our Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal doctor.