Balance disorders make people dizzy and unsteady. You might feel like you are spinning or moving when standing still and falling over when walking. These feelings may be due to vertigo. This is an internal or external spinning sensation usually resulting from moving your head too quickly.

There are different causes of vertigo, but the symptoms are similar. Many treatments that fail to deal with these symptoms do not address the root cause, which chiropractic care aims to do.

How Does Chiropractic Care Work?

Chiropractic care deals with problems in the inner ear that produce vertigo. Vertigo causes buildup in the inner ear, affecting the nerves that connect to the upper cervical vertebrae. The misalignment of these vertebrae causes ear malfunctions.

Chiropractic care restores optimal function, allowing fluid to drain from the ear and removing subluxations. Regular chiropractic care will ensure that alignment remains and completely get rid of the symptoms of vertigo. It restores your zest and energy, allowing you to get back to your activities.

How Does It Do This?

Chiropractors use several techniques to help treat vertigo. They will use adjustments to realign vertebrae and massage therapy to relax tight muscles. Many people experience relief from vertigo symptoms after the first session. However, addressing the underlying issue can take a couple more sessions.

Here are some of the things you will experience with chiropractic care.

Relief From Pain And Inflammation

Chiropractors use adjustments to align your bones and muscle. They are specific to the underlying cause of vertigo. It can be neck, head, or spinal injuries. The alignments will remove any swelling that restricts effective communication between the inner ear and the brain. It does this by relieving pressure on the nerves. When the swelling reduces, so do pain and inflammation.

Relieving Tension

A buildup of tension in the ear and cervical vertebrae can result in vertigo. Tense muscles also put pressure on nerves. Chiropractic adjustments bring relief and deal with the symptoms. Tension relief is achieved by using adjustments and therapeutic massages. They will also use hot and cold compresses to relax tight muscles and reduce stiffness in your muscles.

Improving Balance

Chiropractic care offers a full-body approach to treating vertigo. Injuries to the neck and head can affect your range of motion and cause imbalance. Even after chiropractic adjustments, your muscles may feel sore and out of shape. Thus, the chiropractor may ask you to perform stretches and exercises. It strengthens your muscles and improves your posture.

The treatment allows you to develop better support and equilibrium. As you continue with the stretches and exercises, you strengthen your vestibular system and improve your range of motion. The dizziness and feeling of spinning dissipate.


Some cases of vertigo become worse because of the food you eat. Chiropractors take a holistic approach to addressing issues in your body. Consequently, your chiropractor may also ask you to make lifestyle changes.

For more information on chiropractic help for vertigo, call Ellis Chiropractic at (580) 721-7007 to reach our office in Marlow, Oklahoma.


Our goal is for you to leave our office with a memorable and enjoyable experience, which is why our welcoming and compassionate staff will do everything they can to make you feel right at home.

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