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Vertigo Care in O’Fallon

Dr. Stuckey checking the neck position of a chiropractic patient. It doesn’t take a spinning type of ride at a theme park to feel dizzy or experience vertigo. This sensation of feeling off balance can be accompanied by an array of many other unpleasant symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Swaying
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting

The symptoms of vertigo can be brief, lasting for a few minutes or they can persist for hours, days, weeks, or even months.

What Causes Vertigo?

We will touch on two of the more common causes of vertigo that we see in our office.

Typically, vertigo is caused by a problem in the inner ear. One of the most common causes is BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. BPPV develops when minuscule crystals of calcium carbonate (“ear rocks”) that are usually in another region of the ear break free and enter the semicircular canals. These “rocks” block the normal flow of fluid in these canals. It can also occur when these crystals develop inside the semicircular canals. When this takes place, your brain ends up receiving confusing messages related to your body’s position.

BPPV can occur without any known reason and may be associated with age.

Another common cause of vertigo is Meniere’s disease. This inner ear disorder is thought to be caused by an accumulation of fluid and changing pressure in the ear. Meniere’s disease can cause episodes of vertigo along with ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss.

How Is Vertigo Treated?

At Stuckey Chiropractic, we can address vertigo successfully without the use of drugs or surgery. Dr. Stuckey can perform The Epley Maneuver here at the office. He also uses auriculotherapy, which is a form of electronic acupuncture, and upper cervical adjustments to treat vertigo. All three treatments are highly effective, with a cure rate of approximately 85-90%.

To learn more about vertigo and the treatment we use at our office, we encourage you to read this article.

If you’d like to stop your world from spinning so you can get back to the activities of your daily life, contact Stuckey Chiropractic today to book an appointment. We want to help you!


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