If you have ever felt as if the room was ‘spinning,’ you were most likely experiencing vertigo. Vertigo can decrease one’s perceieved quality of life, negatively impact concentration, interfere with sleep and cause emotional distress. No matter if you have only experienced vertigo once, or have spent most of your life dealing with vertigo–you deserve to live a life without it. 

More likely than not, if you are experiencing or have experienced vertigo, then you are constantly searching for a safe and effective alternative form of treatment. Luckily, Atlas Chiropractic in Boulder, CO offers a precise, safe and effective form of chiropractic care that can aid in your journey of care known as the upper cervical technique. You are deserving of a healthcare provider that treats you as a whole person, not just a symptom. 

What is vertigo?

The most common way that vertigo is described is “it feels like the room (or oneself) is spinning.” Vertigo is the result of the body failing to reach equilibrium–or balance–thus generating a feeling of unsteadiness when the body is not moving. In short, the equilibrium of the body is maintained by the vestibular system (which has the role of maintaining balance and spatial orientation) which consists of the inner ear, specific nerve pathways and the brain. 

When one experiences vertigo, this disruption of the vestibular system can be caused by a variety of things including but not limited to cervical (neck) spine misalignment, inner ear infections and some underlying health conditions. 

How can upper cervical chiropractic help?

Upper cervical chiropractic serves the purpose of restoring both alignment and nervous system function in order to help fight conditions caused by the disruption of bodily function–such as vertigo. With the primary focus on adjusting the Atlas or C1 and at times the Axis or C2, this specific form of care that Atlas Chiropractic in Boulder, CO offers has the main goal of putting the body back into alignment which, in turn, will give the body the strength to get better. 

You may be asking yourself, ‘why these two bones?’ Both C1 and C2 play an especially crucial role in the health of the body’s nervous system as they provide significant support to the weight of the head and protecting the spinal cord. When misaligned, the nerve signals to the vestibular system can be disrupted and lead to confusion between the brain and the body. This confusion, caused by the interference of nerve signals due to spinal misalignment, can then lead to vertigo.

In short, when the body is in alignment, the nervous system is able to work its best and hardest in order to tackle any dis-ease, or lack of ease, that might be present. When the body is not in alignment, then certain symptoms such as vertigo are more likely to appear because the body’s nervous system is not functioning adequately which makes it weaker and more susceptible to problems.

Where can I go for help?

At Atlas Chiropractic in Boulder, CO there are chiropractors that have specialized training in addressing and caring for issues within the upper cervical spine that can cause symptoms such as vertigo. At Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, CO the doctors work closely with the patients’ to develop a unique treatment plan in order to approach the patients’ care as specific and personalized as possible. We do this because at Atlas Chiropractic we understand that every patient is different and every patient deserves the care plan that is built for them, not someone else. 

Contact us today at 303-442-5911 to schedule your appointment so that we can get past this together!