Portland vertigo sufferers can find relief before summer without needles or drugs. Portland Chiropractic Neurology brings vertigo and dizziness symptom relief through Vestibular rehabilitation treatment and exercises.
The most common cause of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), which creates dizziness during head movement. This happens when tiny crystals in the inner ear (vestibular canals) become dislodged and excessively activate the tiny hair cells that send signals to our brain about our head position. Treatment for this is accomplished by repositioning of the canals in your inner ear to drain these crystals and effectively cure the dizziness. It occurs most commonly in the posterior canal. This often occurs due to whiplash or head trauma, but can also occur at random.
- More than 70% of dizziness is treated by a primary care doctor, and less than 10% are evaluated by a specialist.
- In 1998, disequilibrium was the 2nd most common cause for medical visits, with an average stay of 4.3 days.
- In chronic balance problems, only vestibular rehabilitation has been shown to improve balance function and performance when compared with medical therapy or general exercises.
Dizziness can also be caused by trauma to the neck, when there is a shift in the impulses coming from the muscles, joints and tendons in the neck and going to the brain. Dizziness caused by neck problems is called cervical vertigo. The degree of dizziness varies from fleeting and mild to long lasting and debilitating.
Dr. Aaron MacArthur at Portland Chiropractic Neurology is treating many of these patients with great results. Other causes of dizziness occur and are evaluated for in office. “Treatment depends on the cause of your dizziness,” says Dr. MacArthur. “The appropriate referral will be made when needed.” If you are unsure what type of dizziness you have, please don’t hesitate to get evaluated. Treatment is safe and effective, often taking less than two to three office visits to reduce dizziness.
If you would like more information about vertigo treatment through chiropractic care, or the other services provided by Portland Chiropractic Neurology, please visit their Web site: http://www.portchiro.com/or call (207) 699-5600 for a consultation.
About Portland Chiropractic Neurology:
Portland Chiropractic Neurology is located at 19 Commercial Street Suite 2A in Portland, Maine. Dr. MacArthur is the only Chiropractor in Maine with a specialty in Neurology.