Vertigo & Dizziness Treatment
Vertigo is a symptom characterized by a sensation of spinning or dizziness. It can have various causes, including inner ear problems, certain medications, migraines, and even spinal misalignments or dysfunctions. Gonstead chiropractic treatment is a specific approach within the field of chiropractic care that focuses on detecting and correcting these spinal misalignments, also known assubluxations.
The Gonstead method is named after its founder, Dr. Clarence Gonstead. It emphasizes a thorough analysis of the spine using various diagnostic tools, including X-rays, palpation, and motion assessments. The practitioner aims to identify specific areas of misalignment or dysfunction in the spine that may contribute to the patient’s symptoms. During a Gonstead chiropractic treatment session, the chiropractor uses manual adjustments to correct the identified subluxations. These adjustments involve applying a controlled, precise force to the affected vertebrae or joints to restore proper alignment, reduce nerve interference, and improve overall spinal function.
Misalignments in the neck or upper spine can affect the nerves and blood flow to the inner ear, leading to vertigo symptoms. By correcting these misalignments, it is believed that chiropractic adjustments may help alleviate the underlying cause of vertigo.