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Midtown Vertigo Care

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Disconcerting and potentially debilitating, vertigo is described as a spinning sensation that can occur when someone is sitting, standing, walking or rising from a seated or lying down position. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 40% of U.S. adults experience vertigo at least one time in their life.

Common Symptoms

In addition to having a spinning sensation, those with vertigo often experience the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Being off balance
  • Tilting
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting

When a patient comes to the practice with any of these symptoms, they may be referred by another chiropractor or their primary care physician. Dr. Shire will first assess where the problem is coming from. It could be the result of subluxation in the upper cervical area or an accident or fall that took place.

Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV)

A common cause of vertigo is BPV, a condition in which crystals (or calcium particles) in the inner ear become dislodged which creates the effect of a disequilibrium. Dr. Shire will examine the patient to find out where there are restrictions or subluxations in the upper cervical spine.

He can perform a technique called the Epley Maneuver and the Dix-Hallpike Maneuver, both of which help those crystals to get back into their proper place so the body can alleviate symptoms of vertigo. It may take a few visits or more to remedy vertigo with these approaches.

If you’ve been to other practitioners for vertigo relief but haven’t gotten the results you desired, why not try chiropractic? Using these highly safe and effective techniques, which don’t involve medication, Dr. Shire has helped many patients with vertigo over the past 20 years.

You don’t have to suffer from the frightening and potentially devastating effects of vertigo.

Contact us for Midtown vertigo care today!

Dr. Robert Shire | (212) 752-6770