WHAT IS VERTIGO?
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WHAT CAUSES VERTIGO?
Patients often report a range of underlying factors for their vertigo, though certain causes appear more frequently. Among the most commonly cited triggers for vertigo are:
- Intense headaches, like migraines or tension headaches, which can induce feelings of dizziness and nausea
- Persistent earaches or internal ear damage
- Reduced blood circulation to the brain
- Vehicular accidents causing harm to the spine’s joints and ligaments
- Most commonly, misaligned vertebrae or subluxations in the neck
While these common vertigo triggers may seem disparate, they share a crucial similarity: each one affects the body’s ability to maintain balance and orientation. When this equilibrium is disrupted, it can lead to abnormal body functioning.
Generally, vertigo arises from an imbalance in the nervous system signals being sent to the brain. These signals, which typically help us maintain stability, can become garbled or distorted, leading to symptoms like dizziness.
SYMPTOMS OF VERTIGO
Vertigo presents itself in various ways, and dizziness is just one of its many manifestations. The condition can range from a minor inconvenience to a potential sign of a more serious underlying issue. As such, if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s crucial to consult a healthcare professional:
- Vision issues, such as blurriness or seeing double
- Auditory problems, like tinnitus, particularly in one ear
- Difficulties with balance and coordination
- A constant sense of fatigue or tiredness
If you or someone you know is grappling with symptoms of vertigo or dizziness, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Meridian Integrative Wellness for a consultation.