How can a Chiropractor Help with Vertigo?

How can a Chiropractor Help with Vertigo?

Everyone has experienced dizziness before, and it’s never an enjoyable feeling. However, those with vertigo experience dizziness frequently, as well as many other uncomfortable symptoms. Many with vertigo search for treatments to help with their condition. However, one thing that may have been overlooked is chiropractic. But how can a chiropractor help with vertigo? The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont has the answers you’ve been searching for!

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a feeling that the world around you is spinning in circles. It makes you feel like you have a lack of balance as well as extreme dizziness. It’s not a disease, but a symptom of differing conditions. In fact, there are multiple types of vertigo.

Central vertigo is one of the types of vertigo. However, central vertigo is a sign of an issue in the brain, which may be an infection, tumor, traumatic injury, or stroke. However, the far more common kind of vertigo is peripheral vertigo. Peripheral vertigo is a problem with the inner ear. The problem can be from Meniere’s Disease, which is an ear disorder that causes fluid build-up and an increase in the pressure in the ear. It can also be from something as simple as an infection in the inner ear.

Symptoms of Vertigo

Those with vertigo describe the feeling like they’re spinning, tilting, swaying, being unbalanced, and even like they’re being pulled in one direction. Serious vertigo can lead to other symptoms, including:

How can a Chiropractor Help with Vertigo?

How can a chiropractor help a patient who has vertigo? Well, there are two techniques that are incredibly useful for helping those with vertigo. The primary technique is chiropractic adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment aligns your spine to help your body function at its best. That can help bolster your immune system as well as potentially help drain any excess fluid from your inner ear by not only realigning bones in the upper neck but also affecting the soft tissues around the ears. The other technique is known as the Epley maneuver. It’s a repositioning technique to help the ear and its components return to their natural position.


Vertigo is a condition often caused by a problem with the inner ear. Chiropractic can help by utilizing chiropractic adjustments as well as the Epley maneuver. Both techniques will help put the body into its intended alignment.

If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor or even in a chiropractic adjustment, visit us at one of our offices in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process, in fact, we have been voted “Best of the West” eleven times and our aim is to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance.

We specialize in treating patients suffering from spinal pain and many other maladies and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!

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Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. Dave's clinics have received multiple accolades, being voted "Best of Boulder" and "Best of the West" nine times. He has treated numerous world-class athletes and is dedicated to providing the best results for his patients in the shortest possible time.