Vertigo or Dizziness

Vertigo or Dizziness

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I get dizzy when I sit up or move quickly.  Is that vertigo and can you help it ?
A. Yes it is one of the milder symptoms of vertigo and yes I can almost always help it.

Q. What causes it, and what do you do for it ?
A. That is all explained further down this page.

Q. When can I get an appointment with you ?
A. Within a couple of days of contacting me.

Q. How do I find your office ?
A. You can find directions to our office and contact details through "Book an Appointment"

About Vertigo or Dizziness

Vertigo can make your life miserable.

The common symptoms are:

  • Dizziness or a Spinning Sensation.
  • Problems Standing or Walking.
  • Nausea or Vomiting.
  • Neck and Shoulder pain.
  • Stress.
  • Pressure in the head.

A person who suffers from Vertigo may have some or all of these symptoms and sometimes a few more. In my experience Vertigo is almost always caused by misalignment of the Occiput & Atlas vertebra  (C1) but there are cases when other vertebrae are involved.   This is right at the top of the neck where it meets the skull. Soreness in the muscle at this area and down the skull to just under the ears is a common indicator of this disorder. This misalignment puts pressure on the veins which are the drainage system for the head. In my opinion this reduces the flow of used fluids out of the head causing an excess of fluids to build up inside the skull and put an abnormal pressure on the brain and on the cranial nerves. I believe this abnormal pressure on the nerves causes them not to function correctly and consequently cause many different kinds of disorder to the head and brain.

There is a basic law of physics which says, “If you alter the structure you alter the function”.

The abnormal pressure on the cranial nerves alters their structure and it follows that their function must be altered.

The function of nerves is communication. When they are altered by the abnormal pressure on them they can no longer function at 100% of their capacity so there can now be a lack of, or distortion of communication within the cranial vault. It appears to cause tension in some of the muscles of the head, face and neck. The balance system in the inner ear is affected causing the Vertigo.

This pressure can also cause disorders in the ability to Taste, Smell, Hear or See. It also appears to be the root cause of Migraine and other Headaches,  Face Rashes, and Numbness, Neuralgia, Ear Infections, Acne and  Tinnitus,  PMS, Etc…

My job as a Spinologist is to correct the misalignment of the vertebrae. The pressure is then taken off the nerves allowing them to function correctly. The muscles in the head and face relax and the body is then able to heal itself and get rid of these disorders.

I also use CranioSacral Therapy and Scenar Therapy to assist me in my work. Usually the sufferer feels good relief after the first visit but most people will need a few sessions to help the body heal itself fully.

Melissa, a teacher from Waterford, had been suffering from Vertigo for 6 years when she came to my clinic a few months ago. The severity and instances of the vertigo attacks were getting progressively worse and Melissa was beginning to fear for her job and in her ability to drive.

After five sessions of a combination of CranioSacral Therapy and Spinology over a three week period all traces of dizziness had gone. She came in last week for a general Spine Check and was delighted to tell me she has had no recurrence of her vertigo.