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Posted on 05-03-2018

  • Gentle Activator methods is another gentle technique that may be used in your individual situation depending upon your presentation. The Activator is the hand held instrument that Chiropractors use to improve joint movement and alignment.
  • the location of the causing abnormality.


    Peripherally caused vertigo are due to problems with the inner ear or vestibular system. The most commonly diagnosed peripheral vertigo’s are Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) closely followed by Meniere’s disease. Individuals suffering peripheral vertigo generally present with imbalance, nausea, vomiting, tinnitus and ear pain.

    Centrally caused vertigo arises from dysfunction of the central nervous system, brainstem or cerebellum. Commonly diagnosed central vertigo’s include cervical spine misalignment and multiple sclerosis.


    • Headaches & Migraines
    • Tinnitus
    • Nausea & Vomiting
    • Gait changes
    • Nystagmus & Blurred vision
    • Neck pain & Cervical misalignment
    • Infection


    If following a comprehensive examination it is determined your vertigo and dizziness is vestibular or musculoskeletal in origin than Chiropractic management may be able to help you. The cervical spine, particular the upper neck has great influence upon the integration of vestibular, visual and proprioceptive information. Therefore dysfunction in this area of the spine can greatly effect an individual’s posture and balance. Cervical spine dysfunction may be the result of spinal misalignment (subluxation), disc degeneration and arthritis amongst other things. There are a variety of techniques that Chiropractors may use to help relieve symptoms of Vertigo and dizziness that will be appropriate to your specific situation.Spinal manipulation is the most recognized therapy that Chiropractors and manual therapists use in practice. Spinal manipulation is the technique that causes the characteristics ‘popping’ noise when a joint is moved. Spinal manipulation involves ‘adjusting’ a specific joint to realign, reposition and enhance movement therefore reducing nervous system interference Specific upper cervical technique (Atlas Orthogonal) is a relatively unknown technique in Australia as only a handful of Chiropractors are qualified. However, overseas this technique is extremely popular and has achieved fantastic results with vertigo and dizziness sufferers as well as problems like neck pain, headaches, migraines and trigeminal neuralgia. Atlas Orthogonal is the most gentle of all Chiropractic techniques and involves the patient lying on their side while an instrument is used to adjust the top bone in the neck (the atlas).

    • Joint mobilisation is a gentle form of spinal manipulation that is preferred in some individuals. Joint mobilisation involves stretching joints to improve movement

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