Chiropractic Effective for Dizziness After Car Accidents

December 26, 2013

Dizziness or vertigo is a common symptom after an auto collision. In this video, we show how chiropractic can help.

Vertigo is dizziness caused by the inaccurate perception of motion resulting from dysfunction of the vestibular system. Often, it is associated with balance disorders, and causes difficulties standing or walking, along with nausea and other symptoms. Patients may feel that objects in the environment are moving, or that they themselves are moving, when neither is the case. This is a common medical condition, estimate to affect up to 20-30% of people at some point during their lifetime.

Chiropractic care has been suggested as one potential treatment for vertigo. A recent study sought to examine the effectiveness of chiropractic treatments for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, one form of vertigo.

Sajko SS, Stuber K, Welsh TN. Chiropractic management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo using the Epley Maneuver: A case series. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013; 36(2): 119–126.