Vertigo/Dizziness

Suffering from Vertigo or dizziness?
Call Pat or Jennifer at 262-293-3790. We can get you set up for that consultation and we can talk about your situation, find out if you are a candidate for this type of treatment. I’ll tell you what’s all involved and get you on your way to good health. Thanks for watching.

 

Hi. I’m Dr. Paul Kramer from Dr Paul Kramer Chiropractic and I’d like to talk to you a little bit about vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders and what they have to do with conditions involving your posture and your neck. Most people when they think of dizziness, vertigo and balance problems, they think of problems up here in their ears and a lot of these conditions are related to that. If you’ve had these conditions and you’re not getting any results and it’s been going on for months and months, most of the time it’s already been diagnosed as benign positional vertigo. They’re not really giving you much of an answer. They ‘re giving you some medication, maybe some Epley’s exercises but that’s about it and you’re still sitting at home suffering.

There’s a common type of vertigo called cervicogenic vertigo. Cervicogenic vertigo, meaning cervico, from the neck, it originates in the neck, cervicogenic vertigo. The body gains its information about balance from your eyes, from your ears and from nerves that come up through your neck. Most medical people are very good at finding problems in the eyes and the ears. Probably maybe you’ve had CT scans or MRIs of your brain looking for tumors and infections, those types of things. They usually find those things when they are there.

When they don’t find those things they call it BPV, benign positional vertigo, meaning you have this vertigo but we’re not finding any cancer, tumor, infection or anything that’s causing it. Here’s some exercises, here’s some medication, live with it and that’s where you are.  A really good number of these cases of BPV are related to cervicogenic vertigo meaning you have vertigo resulting from having pinched nerves in your neck.

A lot of these cases come after a fall or accident. Sometimes they happen after a night’s sleep where you had your neck bent in the wrong way and all of a sudden you get up and the room is shifting and you’re dizzy and so forth. Head trauma can cause bones in your neck to shift and that pinches and stretches on nerves and those nerves send signals up into your head, into your brain that are telling you that your body is some place that you’re not.

Your brain is trying to coordinate this information it’s getting from your eyes and from your ears and your neck but the neck is sending up all these kinds of signals that are telling it that the room is shifting when it’s really not. This is where the vertigo, the dizziness and the balance disorder comes into play. These types of things are correctable. It involves getting those bones realigned and it takes the pressure off the nerves. That gets everything functioning better.

We use a postural correction-type technique that not only gets the bones back where they’re supposed to be but it also gets your posture better, your head over your shoulders, and your body straight. That helps toughen up your spine so you’re less prone to having these problems in the future. I really like it. The protocol that we use was actually taken directly from a study published in, The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and it was found to have an 80+% success rate.

Its very, very effective for this type of thing. If you have it and your world is literally upside down because of it, there is a solution.  Call Dr. Paul Kramer’s office at 262-293-3790 and talk with Karen, Jennifer or Pat and they will set up your first appointment.  Our phone is answered 24/7 for your convenience.

The person in the video below had an unusual and interesting cause of her vertigo.  A problem in her low back was causing her to compensate by twisting her neck.  Part way through treatment, she sits up and gets very dizzy.  After receiving a treatment to her lower back, the dizziness is relieved instantly.  She is able to get off the table quickly and stand up.  Dr. Kramer’s experience in treating vertigo helped him figure out what this patient needed so she could get better.