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Peripheral vertigo is generally caused by problems in the inner ear. Central vertigo is related to a problem in the central nervous system (CNS) that leads to vertigo. Let’s take a closer look at these two types of vertigo as well as a natural remedy that may help both types in certain cases.

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Peripheral Vertigo Vs Central Vertigo – What Is the Difference?

Peripheral Vertigo Vs Central Vertigo – What Is the Difference?

Vertigo is that feeling that the world is rapidly spinning. If that is not enough, the movement is erratic and uncontrollable. Some people compare the sensation as similar to being dizzy. In Calgary upper cervical chiropractors help distinguish between vertigo and dizziness.

A lot of people use them interchangeably. In most cases, this is acceptable. However, if you really want to know if they differ at all, then the answer is yes. What sets vertigo different from regular dizziness is that the spinning sensation always accompanies it.

A dizzy person might complain of being off-balanced. Someone who has vertigo feels that his surroundings are unsteadily spinning. Finding out which one you are experiencing will help you find the relief you need.

Vertigo and Our Vestibular System

Have you ever wondered how the body maintains its equilibrium? If you have not, that is all right. The thing with balance is that it is something we expect to happen naturally. Shifting from one position to the other without any issues is as expected as breathing. We do not give it any second thought.  

When we feel that something is not correctly balanced, we try to shake it off. An example is feeling a bit dizzy when we suddenly get up when missing our alarm clocks. We move on with our day once we regain the sense that everything is all right. However, when things do not go back to normal or when we feel like we are like clothes in a spin dryer, the feeling of dread starts to set in.

Vertigo is not a medical condition. However, it can be debilitating. It can stop anyone. According to Calgary upper cervical chiropractors, understanding what controls our body's balance will definitely help us deal with vertigo.

The vestibular system takes care of managing information transmitted to the brain about our movements, current position and alignment, and orientation to our surroundings. Like the other systems in our body, data is processed rapidly, and we are not even aware of how and when they happen. What is critical is that the messages are transmitted and interpreted correctly.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and vertigo, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

Vestibular Disorders

When the vestibular system malfunctions, it can lead to:

While the term itself is quite lengthy, the actual vertigo episode can be brief. However, the pain level can range from mild to excruciating. A known cause of BPPV is the sudden movement of a person's head. If you have been on a multi-loop roller coaster ride, you might have noticed or even experienced your head moving from side to side. At the end of the ride, it is likely you felt dizzy or nauseous. This is likely BPPV, and a person who is fond of thrill rides may be highly susceptible to this condition.

This happens as a result of pressure in the inner ears. A person's inner ear has soft cartilaginous discs, gel-like substances, and fluid levels that must be kept in an optimal state. When the flow of the fluids is disrupted or if there is a build-up, the resulting pressure leads to vertigo. A good indicator is the discomfort is usually on one side of the head only.

This is the swelling of the vestibular nerve, which is tasked with delivering messages to the brain. This condition may distort the information transmitted and can thus affect the brain's interpretation.

Head trauma due to accidents or contact sports can cause vertigo.

This is a problem with a person's nervous system that results in repetitive instances of vertigo in people diagnosed with migraines.

Patients often mention experiencing vertigo before their stroke happened.

One thing to remember is that there are instances when the brain receives incorrect signals. It happens. However, most often than not, it can correct them immediately without any adverse effects. A different outcome occurs in the case of a vestibular disorder, though. The brain may not be able to process and correct wrong messages as quickly as it normally does. In some cases, it might not even catch and redress the mistakes. When this happens, vertigo sets in.

Calgary Upper Cervical Chiropractors Provide Vertigo Care

At Vibe Health & Spine in Calgary upper cervical chiropractors have helped patients uncover that chiropractic care may provide vertigo relief. As we all know, the cervical spine or the neck is the key link that joins the body and the head. Although this sounds simple enough, the actual structure is complex.

The neck has seven vertebrae. It has discs inserted between each disc that provides padding to protect the bones from friction. Trauma, medical conditions, or age might contribute to a misalignment.

The Vibe Health & Spine team can complete evaluations to determine if there is an upper cervical misalignment. In such cases, we will evaluate if the peripheral or central vertigo might be caused or aggravated by it. Once all the evaluations are done, our team works with you in deciding if upper cervical chiropractic care may ease your vertigo. The team then takes on a gentle, holistic approach that prepares the body for realignment and, possibly, sustainable recovery.
Come and schedule an appointment with one of our Calgary upper cervical chiropractors. We are looking forward to finding out if we may help you find a way to experience relief from vertigo.

To schedule a consultation with Vibe Health and Spine, call our Calgary office at (403) 266-2283. You can also click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

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Upper cervical care in Calgary provides vertigo patients lasting relief from their various health problems. Vertigo causes a spinning sensation. People with vertigo have a feeling that they are spinning, or have an impression that the things around them are rotating. In truth, it is a false feeling of movement. Often, inner ear problems cause vertigo. 


Sudden changes in your head position frequently trigger vertigo. Various people often describe it in the following terms:

Accompanying symptoms may consist of these: 

Symptoms may affect a person for a few minutes to several hours and may also come about irregularly. For this reason, many patients turn to upper cervical care in Calgary to manage their vertigo episodes and find the answers they need about their symptoms. 

What Causes Vertigo Attacks?

Here are some of the most common conditions that have vertigo as a symptom:

It is a neurological condition that usually causes vertigo attacks followed by extreme head pain. However, the head pain does not always happen. 

The inner ear is in charge of sending information to the brain about the movements of the head and body concerning gravity. In other words, the inner ear manages your sense of balance.

BPPV occurs when canaliths or minute calcium particles clump together in the canals of the inner ear. These clumps of canalith disrupt the proper signals that reach the brain. As a result, it causes you to experience vertigo attacks whenever you move your head.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and vertigo, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

These two are inner ear conditions linked to a viral infection that causes inflammation. They specifically damage the nerves that are responsible for your sense of balance. 

It is most likely due to fluid buildup and changes in the pressures within the inner ear. As a result, this condition can cause tinnitus, hearing loss, and also vertigo.

Vertigo often comes unexpectedly from this condition. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease of the spinal cord and the brain.

A surprising reason for vertigo is due to a tumor of the nerve tissue in the inner ear. Thus, people with this condition may also experience tinnitus or ringing in one ear as well as hearing loss.

When any of the two uppermost vertebrae of the upper cervical spine shift out of alignment because of an accident involving the head or neck, then a spinning sensation can happen.

Repeated Exposure to Ultrasound Can Cause Vertigo

A study discovered that getting exposed to airborne ultrasound produced by loudspeakers, public address systems, and door sensors can also cause vertigo. Such devices are in sports stadiums, public libraries, railway stations, museums, and schools. Repeated exposure to sound waves of specific high frequencies created from these standard daily gadgets can cause several health problems, including:

A study conducted at the University of Southampton uncovered the fact that people got exposed to many ultrasounds often unknowingly. These are sounds at high frequencies of about 20 kHz. We cannot hear them.

Professor Tim Leighton, the author of the study, used his smartphone to monitor these high-frequency sounds in various public areas where numerous people previously reported feeling dizzy, sick, and tired. The professor’s findings proved that we are getting bombarded by even higher frequencies than just 20 kHz.

He explained that the current work-safe-level guidelines are not sufficient to counter the present rate of ultrasound exposure. Being aware of the current situation is essential, so more people can take safety measures. However, if you are not aware that such dangers exist, you might be already affected without knowing why.

Natural Vertigo Care For Calgary Residents

With so many claims seen online and offline about effective methods of dealing with vertigo, people can’t help but wonder: How will you know which ones are true? Well, an important thing to have would be proof! 

Upper cervical chiropractic care helps people with various health issues, especially those dealing with vertigo. Here’s solid proof!

A case study observed 60 participants, all of whom suffered from vertigo attacks. Out of the 60 patients, 56 of them had some trauma before their vertigo episodes began. These incidents or events included:

Upon further examination, the doctors learned that all 60 patients had a misalignment located in the top bones of their neck. Each patient received upper cervical adjustments. Finally, at the end of the study, out of the 60 people, 48 reported complete resolution of their vertigo while the remaining 12 reported seeing significant improvements.

Where to Get Upper Cervical Care in Calgary, Alberta

Here at Vibe Health and Spine, our upper cervical chiropractors used the same method as the case study mentioned earlier. We produce results that are just as great. Also, our technique is gentle and precise. As we encourage the misaligned bones to move back into their proper place carefully, your body has enough time to heal, which results in long-lasting comfort.

Call our office at (402) 266-2283 or send us an email to set an appointment with one of our upper cervical chiropractors.

To schedule a consultation with Vibe Health and Spine, call our Calgary office at (403) 266-2283. You can also click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Our mission is to offer a quality corrective procedure to your spine that restores your body’s innate potential to heal and be well.
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