When you were a child, spinning around to get dizzy was a fun feeling to experience. Yet it’s a different matter when this sensation plagues your everyday life. Vertigo is a spinning sensation that creates the illusion of movement even when you’re standing still.
If you struggle with vertigo or dizziness, upper cervical care could offer you the relief you’re searching for. At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, our highly trained chiropractor specializes in an advanced technique known as NUCCA. This procedure is used to correct the spinal misalignment that may be the cause of your dizziness or vertigo.
How Does Vertigo Affect the Body?
Vertigo should not be confused with dizziness, which is an altered sense of balance that causes you to feel lightheaded or unsteady. Vertigo is a false sense of motion that you experience even when you’re standing, sitting, or lying still.
Both vertigo and dizziness can arise when you move your head or rise from a lying position too quickly. However, these symptoms could also indicate an underlying balance disorder, spinal trauma, or a more serious illness. That’s why many people consult their doctors when faced with these symptoms. True vertigo is often caused by an inner-ear disorder and can include symptoms like nausea, ringing ears, or hearing loss.
What Is NUCCA?There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating the symptoms of vertigo or dizziness. Treatment should depend on your diagnosis and individual condition. Chiropractic cervical care may help minimize or even correct vertigo symptoms caused by spinal trauma. At UCC of New York, our practice specializes in an advanced spinal correction procedure known as the NUCCA technique. Named after the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association that developed and promotes this chiropractic approach, NUCCA is a spinal correction procedure focused on adjusting the Atlas vertebra. The Atlas is the only free-moving vertebra in the spine and far more prone to injury or misalignment. When this happens, disrupted nerve flow can lead to a host of adverse symptoms, including vertigo. The NUCCA procedure allows us to bring the skull, spine, and pelvis into proper alignment and restore your body’s balance. This means optimal nervous system function so your body can begin to heal naturally.
How Upper Cervical Care Provides Relief for Vertigo and Dizziness
The importance of your upper cervical spine cannot be overstated. It plays a role in eye, head, and body movement as well as orientation.
Cervicogenic vertigo is a specific type of vertigo caused by cervical spinal trauma that can disrupt nerve flow between the nerves in the upper cervical spine and your sensory organs, including the ears, eyes, and sinuses. This misalignment can cause these nerves to become irritated, affecting the sensory organs and often causing vertigo.
Our practice utilizes Insight Millennium technology to scan and measure the upper neck region to locate vertebrae misalignment and search for potential nervous system irritation. Our highly trained chiropractor then gently makes precise adjustments to correct the misaligned neck vertebrae. Follow-up imaging ensures that your spinal correction was a success.
Contact Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York for Vertigo or Dizziness
If you live in New York or the surrounding areas, let Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York help you. Vertigo and dizziness are symptoms that may be improved with the painless and specialized NUCCA technique. Dr. George Gertner is one of only 300 specialists in the world trained in this advanced spinal correction procedure.
In our compassionate and caring atmosphere, you’ll experience what many patients have before you — our passion for helping people. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with our NUCCA specialist for your vertigo or dizziness.
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