Vertigo Treatment In Gilbert, AZ

Dr. Brice Neff DC Gilbert AZ
What Is Vertigo?

Feeling dizzy for a few minutes once in a while is common and harmless. However, if you feel like you are spinning and the feeling keeps coming back or lasts for many hours, days, or months, you may have vertigo. Vertigo is a sensation or feeling like a dizzy spell except that you feel like you are spinning or off-balance or that everything around you is spinning. The symptoms of vertigo can last between a few minutes and a few hours and may be due to a serious underlying condition. The two types of vertigo are peripheral vertigo and central vertigo may affect your day-to-day activities and your quality of life.

Symptoms Of Vertigo

Common symptoms of vertigo or dizziness include:

  • Stumbling while walking          
  • Tilting          
  • Spinning          
  • Swaying

The following symptoms may accompany vertigo:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting          
  • Jerking or abnormal eye movements          
  • Headache          
  • Hearing loss or ringing in the ear        
  • Blurry vision or difficulty focusing or double vision        
  • Constant tiredness

Common Causes Of Vertigo

Vertigo is primarily the result of an inner ear problem. Some of the causes of vertigo include:

  • Head or neck injury          
  • Development of tiny particles of calcium in the canals of the inner ear which cause vertigo after specific head movements          
  • Migraine headaches          
  • Certain medications that damage the ears          
  • Stroke or a tumor in the brain          
  • Fluid buildup in the ear canal          
  • Viral ear infection.          
  • Inflammation of the vestibular nerve         
  • Tumor in the brain or spinal cord

Vertigo Treatment

Your vertigo can go away on its own without treatment if it is mild. However, if it doesn’t resolve itself, you may need treatment for vertigo and a possible underlying vertigo-associated disease.


Your chiropractor may prescribe:

  • Antibiotic drug for a bacterial infection
  • Antiviral drug for a virus infection
  • Antihistamines, antiemetics, and other medications to relieve vertigo symptoms


If the other treatments do not work, your doctor may recommend surgery to correct the underlying condition. A tumor and BPPV are two conditions for which surgery may be the best option.

Chiropractic Treatment for Vertigo

If regular medical intervention does not help, and you are not keen on surgery, consider treatment by a chiropractor. You may be wondering: Can a chiropractor relieve vertigo and vertigo-associated disease? The answer is yes! At Arizona’s Family Chiropractic, chiropractic care for vertigo includes:

  • Chiropractic manipulation of joints in the neck that are not moving properly to solve vertigo          
  • Positioning maneuvers to reposition debris in the inner ear if your vertigo is linked to the inner ear          
  • Exercises such as the Brandt-Daroff technique or Tai Chi to restore balance    
  • Lifestyle, diet, and daily habit changes such as avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco stimulate or depress the nervous system and may trigger vertigo          
  • Stopping non-prescription antihistamines or sleeping pills which can spark dizziness          
  • Breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation to regain control

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Dr. Brice Neff DC Gilbert AZ
Doctor of Chiropractic