Is vertigo making your head spin?
This month, Apex Clinic founder and spinal physiotherapy specialist, Rebecca Nelson, discusses vertigo and how Apex Clinic is treating and clearing this debilitating condition.
What are the symptoms?
Vertigo or dizziness is a very common health complaint in both adults and children and one treated by our physios on a daily basis at Apex Clinic. Vertigo is no laughing matter. It can cause poor balance when walking, light headedness or a feeling of “being removed” from the world. In severe cases, it can ruin people’s lives, making them unable to go to work or even out of the house.
Vertigo: getting the right diagnosis.
Many people don’t realise that there are in fact two main causes of vertigo:
vertigo from the inner ear and vertigo from the upper neck region. A correct diagnosis is vital in order to treat the problem at its source.
Vestibular vertigo is the one most people associate with the condition and is dizziness originating from an imbalance in the inner ear.
Cervical vertigo is also extremely common but is often overlooked. Cervical vertigo is dizziness originating from the upper neck region of the spine, from the joints between the upper two neck vertebrae or bones. Usually, the person has no actual neck pain, only dizziness. At Apex Clinic, we have been successfully diagnosing and treating cervical vertigo for over 16 years.
When drugs don’t work book an appointment at Apex Clinic.
Cervical vertigo, stemming from the upper neck joints is often misdiagnosed and treated as vestibular vertigo. However, a key feature of cervical vertigo is that it will not respond to drugs given to treat inner ear vertigo.
If you are suffering the debilitating symptoms of vertigo which hasn’t cleared with medication, then it is definitely time to give Apex Clinic a call.
Let Apex Clinic get rid of your dizziness.
Apex Clinic’s unique regime of manual treatment to the upper neck region tackles cervical vertigo at its source.
On arrival at the clinic, one of our specialist physiotherapists will assess your neck to establish if it is involved in causing your vertigo. We will know this on the first session.
Our specialist physiotherapy treatment involves gentle and safe, progressive manual mobilisation techniques to the affected segments of the upper neck area. You should feel a definite improvement within a few sessions.
Don’t suffer vertigo in silence; in most cases Apex Clinic can clear this condition completely, even if it has been present for years.