What Helps Vertigo and Dizziness Go Away?

There are numerous treatments to alleviate the spinning and dizzy sensation that vertigo causes. Medication, physical therapy, specific exercises, surgery — the options are limitless. Sometimes, the condition can go away without any treatment.

However, how can you cure vertigo with therapy?

At Elevation Spine Center we provide chiropractic care to improve balance and inner ear issues to address Vertigo at its core. Book an appointment today in Bend, OR, to learn more about alleviating vertigo and dizziness, regardless of the cause.

woman experiencing dizziness
woman experiencing severe dizziness

Some  general tips to relieve symptoms of vertigo and dizziness include:

1. Physical Therapy

While there are different categories and causes of vertigo, the underlying issue is usually with the brain or inner ear organs. Your doctor or chiropractor can do some physical therapy to manipulate the upper cervical spine to proper alignment and reposition the neck back to the optimal position, ending the dizziness.

Physical therapy can help you:

  • Execute specific exercises  for vertigo at home to correct bone, joint, muscles, and the entire musculoskeletal misalignment that cause improper brain signal
  • Realign the body with the nervous system to correct improper brain signal people experience during vertigo episodes
  • Adapt the right posture to cure vertigo and prevent it from coming back

2. Stay Hydrated

Dehydration is a common cause of Vertigo’s lightheadedness. Water is critical in the circulation of body fluid, giving it the energy to perform daily functions.  When dehydrated, fluid circulation to the brain will make you feel dizzy and cause vertigo symptoms to flare.

What’s more, dehydration causes low blood pressure and limits blood circulation in the brain. Insufficient brain fuel might cause extreme lightheadedness.

Luckily, you can quickly fix dehydration. You can:

  • Drink at least eight glasses of water per day
  • Drink plenty of other fluids such as squash or fruit juice
  • If you’re vomiting or having diarrhea, drink a small amount of water more frequently
  • Note situations where you’re losing more water than usual such as at the gym

3. Keep Still

Sudden or abrupt movements might flare vertigo symptoms and increase the risks of falls and injuries. When you feel dizzy, find a safe and comfortable place to sit, support yourself, or lie down until your symptoms subside.

Keep your head still and avoid:

  • Bending forward
  • Tilting your head to the side
  • Looking up

These movements can worsen vertigo.

4. Take Medication

When an underlying condition is the cause of your dizziness, prescription medication can make the symptoms more manageable. Your prescription will vary depending on the underlying condition. The most common medications include:

  • Water pills for people with Meniere’s disease
  • Anti-anxiety medication when anxiety is the underlying issue
  • Migraine-preventive medicine to prevent migraine attacks

Treat Vertigo in Bend, OR, with Elevation Spine Center’s Chiropractic Care

At Elevation Spine Center, we have several chiropractic techniques to help your body heal, regain its balance, and allow your nervous system to function at its best level. We’ll help you adjust the communication between the brain, the ear, lymph, and the immune system to heal vertigo and any dizziness symptoms in the long term. Book a consultation with us today at Bend, OR, to get started.

Reference:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21769-vertigo

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2696792/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3259942/

https://chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/Vertigo.shtml

 

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