Are you experiencing Vertigo in Ottumwa, IA?

Vertigo refers to a sense of spinning dizziness. It is a symptom of a range of conditions. It can happen when there is a problem with the inner ear, brain, or sensory nerve pathway. Dizziness, or vertigo, can happen at any age, but it is common in people aged 65 years and over. It is often associated with looking down from a great height but can refer to any temporary or ongoing spells of dizziness caused by problems in the inner ear or brain.


A person with vertigo will have a sense that their head, or their surrounding environment, is moving or spinning. Vertigo can be a symptom of other conditions, and it can also have its own set of related symptoms.

These include:

  • balance problems and lightheadedness

  • a sense of motion sickness

  • nausea and vomiting

  • tinnitus

  • a feeling of fullness in the ear

  • headache

Vertigo is not just a general feeling of faintness. It is a rotational dizziness.

Peripheral vertigo

This type of vertigo is typically linked to the inner ear. The labyrinth of the inner ear has tiny organs that enable messages to be sent to the brain in response to gravity. These messages tell the brain when there is movement from the vertical position. This is what enables people to keep their balance when they stand up.

Disturbance to this system produces vertigo. This can happen because of a source of inflammation, often due to a viral infection. Various conditions are associated with peripheral vertigo.

Central vertigo

Central vertigo is linked to problems with the central nervous system. It usually involves a disturbance in one of the following areas:

  • the brainstem

  • the cerebellum

These parts of the brain deal with the interaction between a person's perception of vision and balance. Symptoms can involve disrupted balance, dizziness, or both, at some time.

Chiropractic Care for Vertigo

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat vertigo. First, you will be assessed thoroughly to appropriately treat your specific vertigo symptoms. The majority of people find relief from simple adjustments performed by their chiropractor, which results in a stable and fully functioning nervous system. Many patients have improved their persistent vertigo symtptoms with PEMF Therapy. Dr. Tucker is committed to finding the cause of the vertigo and addressing it with a non-invasive, drug-free treatment plan. Call today to schedule your appointment with Expect. Chiropractic.



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