Vertigo -- Plainfield, IL.
Serving Plainfield, Oswego, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Joliet, Romeoville & the Southwestern Suburbs of Chicago
What Is Vertigo?
Vertigo is caused by having an inner ear issue. The main job of the inner is to help maintain balance and hearing.
There are three different causes and types if vertigo:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- BPPV is caused by tiny calcium particles that become dislodged from their normal position and go into the inner ear. This causes the inner ear to send the wrong signal to the brain about head and body movements relative to gravity.
- There is no known cause to BPPV, but age may be a factor
- Meniere’s Disease
- Meniere’s is an ear disorder where there is a build up of fluid in the ear causing a change in pressure
- This causes vertigo, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hearing loss
- Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis
- This is an inner ear infection that cause inflammation around the nerves that helps the body sense balance
- Other causes of vertigo
- Head or neck injury
- Brain problem (i.e., stroke or tumors)
- Certain medications
Many patients describe vertigo as:
- Being pulled in one direction
Other symptoms described:
- Abnormal or jerking eye movements
- Ringing in the ears
- Hearing loss
How do we treat vertigo?
We have a variety of treatments to alleviate the discomfort associated with vertigo. Both of our board-certified chiropractors use different repositioning movements to release the calcium deposits causing vertigo. PRO Sports and Spinal Rehab also uses a variety of modalities known to provide relief to our patients.