Back Pain Is Not a One-Size-Fits-All – And Neither Are Treatments

Back Pain Is Not a One-Size-Fits-All – And Neither Are Treatments

If you are experiencing back pain, you are not alone. More than 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain and more than 16 million deal with chronic back pain1. It probably comes as no surprise that back pain healthcare-related costs are astronomical, amounting to more than $12 billion a year. And many people miss work, causing them to lose income. Others suffer from anger and depression as well.

In this post, we’ll look at the different areas of back pain, what it feels like, and possible causes.

No “One-Size-Fits-All” Treatments

Addressing the causes of back pain and working to correct things like posture and overall health can make a huge difference in the life of someone dealing with back pain. Approaching back pain through a comprehensive treatment plan with chiropractic can also save thousands of dollars in healthcare costs in the long run. Best of all, people who have little to no back pain report feeling less nervous and anxious than those with chronic back pain issues.

An important thing to note is that every person is different. Every injury is different. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan for any patient that entrusts their care to me. I listen to my patients, hear and understand their goals, conduct the necessary tests needed for diagnosis, and then I plan out their treatment. There are so many causes of back pain and I want my patients to have the greatest chance of success so our treatment plans are all individualized.

Areas of Back Pain

There are three main areas of back pain:

  • Upper (thoracic)
  • Middle
  • Lower

Upper Back Pain

This is the area around your neck and it can become tight, limiting movement and causing pain down the sides of your neck, shoulders, and back. Pain and tightness here can also lead to migraines and headaches. Remember, everything in your body affects everything else in your body. If one area of your body, like a vertebrae, is not in alignment, that can easily cause pain throughout parts of your body.

Middle Back Pain

Middle back pain can be caused by poor posture, injuries to other areas of your back, sitting all day, or just sleeping in an awkward position.

Lower Back Pain

This area can be injured through a slip or fall, by lifting something too heavy, or by repetitive movements like swinging a bat. Injuries, like a herniated disc, here can cause spasms, which are quite painful, and can interfere with normal, everyday movements and work.

How the pain feels

Back pain can feel different to different people.

Here are some questions a chiropractor may ask about your back pain

  • Does it feel like a stabbing pain?
  • Is the pain dull?
  • Does it hurt only when you make certain movements?
  • Can you sit or stand without pain?
  • Does anything make the pain better or easier to handle?
  • Does your back pain interfere with your daily life?
  • Does it restrict movement, work, or sleep?
  • Are there other symptoms related to your back pain like swelling, chest tightness, or numbness?

The duration of pain is also an important aspect a chiropractor will consider when planning treatment.

Consider these questions

Is the pain acute?

  • Does it last longer than a day, a week, a month?
  • How long have you had back pain?
  • If you’ve had back pain longer than about three months, it may be considered chronic pain.
  • Oftentimes, a back injury is not given the proper time and treatment to heal, which leads to chronic back pain.

Chiropractic solutions to back pain

Can a chiropractor really help alleviate back pain? Do I need to think about expensive surgery? Can natural remedies without drugs truly help me get back to the life I want to live without back pain? These are all valid and normal questions you should be asking when considering a visit to a chiropractor.

At Greenville Spine, we do everything possible to help you achieve your goals and get your body where you want it to be, which, in the cases of back pain, means working towards alleviating that pain without drugs or surgery. Through expert spine manipulation, consistent adjustments, and exercises done at home, the vast majority of my patients that come in with back pain experience extensive relief. How? Stay tuned to our next post where I’ll talk about how I work with patients who have back pain, give specific exercise to get you started on the path towards decreasing back pain, and why a chiropractor is a good option for those experiencing back pain.

1 B. Druss, Marcus, S., Olfson, M., and Pincus, H.A. (2002). “The Most Expensive Medical Conditions in America.” Health Affairs, 21(4): 105-111.
2. M. BenDebba, W. S. Torgerson, D. M. Long (1997). “Personality Traits, Pain Duration and Severity, Functional Impairment, and Psychological Distress in Patients with Persistent Low Back Pain.” Pain 72: 115-125.

 

Voted Best Chiropractor of the Upstate

Voted Best Chiropractor of the Upstate

On behalf of my incredible staff, my supportive family, and my amazing patients, I am so grateful that the Greenville Spine Institute has been named the 2021 Best of the Upstate Best Chiropractor.

As some of you know, I founded the Greenville Spine Institute in 2010 after a career in the office of the Greenville County Sheriff. Knowing firsthand the power of a good chiropractor when handling stress and injuries, I devoted my second career to helping people be from pain and truly live their best lives. 

I was thrilled that the Greenville Spine Institute was nominated for the annual Best of the Upstate contest earlier this spring. The contest has been in existence at least since 2013 and is recognized as the premier “best of” contest in our area as it highlights the very best local businesses and resources in the Upstate of South Carolina. Once nominations are set, then the public has two weeks to vote on their favorite nominee in dozens of categories. Then we all have to wait for the annual event that announces the winners. Just a little stressful. 

Even though we were up against solid competition, I trusted that the services we have provided our patients for the last 11 years would stand the test. But Greenville Spine is so much more than winning this contest or the hundreds of five-star Google reviews we have. Every single one of us at Greenville Spine cares deeply for our patients and their families. We operate with the very best in mind for every single person who walks through our doors and we honor their trust in us by providing the utmost top care possible. 

We only have one chance at life. If there are options to help you heal without surgery or medications, why not give it a shot? Our practice at GCS has a 98 percent success rate. There are few things in life that have those kinds of odds. 

It’s not uncommon for a mom to be treated at Greenville Spine and then ask us to evaluate her child for issues she is noticing like turned in feet or pain from an old sports injury. And then for her to turn around and recommend her own parents see us for treatment as well. We have entire families that we treat for a variety of issues and word of mouth is often our best form of advertising. I see it all as a testament to our core values of personalized treatment and the ability to always listen and respond to what our patients are telling us. 

All of us at Greenville Spine are honored to win this prestigious award but it’s not just myself or our amazing staff that make up our operation. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my wonderful and supportive wife, Erin, for the sacrifices she has made so I could pursue my dream of owning and operating my own chiropractic practice. She has taken extraordinary measures to care for our children and run our household while I work late hours going over x-rays, writing up treatment plans, and calling patients. Erin and my children are my absolute joy and without them, this practice would not exist. 

My office staff – Miranda, Sarah, and Dr. Aronson – are the backbone to Greenville Spine and make sure the office runs as smoothly as possible. The reason your appointments are always on time and that you rarely wait to be seen are a testament to their hard work and dedication. They are a huge reason why you walk out of Greenville Spine happier than when you came in and I’m incredibly grateful for them. 

If this is the first time you are reading something on our website or the first time you have heard of myself or the Greenville Spine Institute, welcome. Know that you deserve to be happy, healthy, and free from pain and it is our goal to get you there. Take a second to browse our blog and see if anything interests you. Or take a look at the different services we offer here

So how can we help you? If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, please come in to see us for an evaluation. 

  • Neck, back, or shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Past injuries
  • Digestive problems
  • Headaches
  • Constant stress
  • Breastfeeding issues
  • Vertigo

You don’t need to live with constant pain or in fear of not being able to keep up with your kids. There are better options. We would love to have the chance to earn your trust and help you achieve your goals. 

And thank you again to everyone who voted for us for the Best Chiropractor in the 2021 Best of the Upstate contest. We are beyond thankful.

Fertility and Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

Fertility and Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

While many women don’t think of chiropractic care until perhaps they need to turn a breech baby close to their due date (chiropractic care can certainly help with this), both studies and anecdotes are plentiful that support the use of chiropractic treatment even before pregnancy. Seeing a chiropractor can help properly align the body for optimal fertility, assist during pregnancy to keep the pelvis, back, and spine where they need to be for a healthy delivery, and aid in a faster recovery postpartum. Reproductive health can be vastly improved with the help of chiropractic care.

Getting Pregnant & Your Greenville Chiropractor

Starting a family is thrilling and exciting and truth be told, can be scary. The vast majority of couples – about 85% – will achieve pregnancy within a year of actively trying. But for those couples who don’t get pregnant within a year of trying, or six months if they are in their 30s, it can be excruciating. Often they are asking themselves and their doctors what could be wrong, why aren’t they able to conceive, what can be done.

As easy as it may seem to achieve pregnancy for some people, there is a lot that needs to happen within the bodies of the woman and man to make a baby. Timing is crucial, as are healthy eggs and sperm, properly balanced hormones, and correct positioning of reproductive organs. The endocrine system controls hormones, which could be interrupted by problems within the central nervous system. The uterus may not be in an ideal position due to a misalignment in the pelvis, which could also affect the position of the ovaries and fallopian tubes. The body is incredibly designed with each part having a specific job – yet all parts need the others to work correctly or else it affects their own job. And perhaps the most crucial aspect of the body working together is the communication system from the brain through the spine to other parts of the body. So if there is a subluxation (inflammation and misalignment) in the spine, the messages the brain needs to send to say, the ovaries or uterus, won’t make it there. This is a simple way to explain complex systems but the overall message is that it is of utmost importance that the body is in proper alignment so all systems work the best they possibly can.

Chiropractic care can often help couples who have experienced infertility. Several years ago, the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research published research on the benefits of chiropractic care and fertility. They looked at more than a dozen studies and research articles and found that chiropractic care helped women to achieve pregnancy no matter their medical history and age.One of the studies was about a 32-year-old woman who had not menstruated for 12 years and was trying to get pregnant. It’s essential for women to have a regular cycle to become pregnant so it was not surprising she could achieve pregnancy. The research article said: “The woman had undergone a number of medical infertility treatments, but still could not conceive. After two months of chiropractic care, with attention on adjustments in the lumbar region, her menses started and after regular cycles for four months, she became pregnant.”Dr. Madeline Behrendt compiled this research for the Journal and said that the many women who received chiropractic care to address infertility had a wide variety of stress related to their inability to conceive such as car accidents, blocked fallopian tubes, scoliosis, and work stress. Once their subluxations were detected and corrected, they were able to conceive. While chiropractic care is not a miracle cure, it is vastly less expensive than in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other medical procedures. There are no drugs and adjustments are painless. If couples are experiencing infertility and have tried seemingly everything else, it may be beneficial to seek chiropractic care to achieve a pregnancy.

Benefits during pregnancy of Greenville Chiropractic care

Once a woman achieves pregnancy, her body immediately starts changing and adjusting to grow and support the baby and prepare for delivery. About 80% of women report some kind of pelvic pain during pregnancy. This can include things like pressure in the lower back, pressure on the pubic bone, pain that shoots down the legs, and cramping. When a woman is pregnant, there is significant increased pressure on her lumbar spine, which can cause pain throughout the lower body, a shift in gait, and stress on the hips. There are several studies that suggest spinal correction can alleviate much of this pain during (and after) pregnancy.

I see a number of pregnant women at the Greenville Spine Institute who present themselves with many of these same issues. After an extensive screening progress and with regular appointments for spinal adjustments, which we meticulously track throughout the pregnancy, my patients report minimal, if any, pain and significant relief of symptoms. The distribution of weight changes throughout pregnancy as the baby develops, which puts pressure on the musculoskeletal symptom in the body, affects the expansion of the hips, and changes the tilt of the uterus. By working together throughout the pregnancy, I’m able to see when these changes happen and alter treatment to adjust the areas most affected by the bodily changes, easing her pain and making her pregnancy more enjoyable.

Labor and Delivery are aided by chiropractic care

When it comes to labor and delivery, the benefits of chiropractic care continue. Several studies that date back many years have found:

  • That first time pregnant women who receive chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy report a 25% less labor time than those who don’t;
  • That multiparous mothers who receive chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy report a 31% less time in labor than those moms who don’t;
  • A direct relationship between pregnant mothers who receive chiropractic care to a lesser chance of having a C-section, of preterm delivery, of the use of forceps, and of meconium-stained amniotic fluid.
  • Additionally, using chiropractic care during pregnancy can also aid the baby in getting into the optimal position for birth. If the body is aligned and the systems are communicating properly, the baby has a higher chance of following the natural path towards birth. A study from the early 2000s showed that 92% of pregnant moms with a breech baby who saw a chiropractor had their babies repositioned for optimal birth.

Postpartum benefits of chiropractic

After birth, a woman’s body continues to change and adjust. These changes can be overt or subtle and can occur in the lower back when picking up her infant or the car seat, or in the pelvic region which causes discomfort walking and sleeping, or in the thoracic region as moms are nursing, bottle feeding, or rocking the baby. Studies indicate that about 77% of postpartum mothers face pain following delivery, which makes complete sense given that she has grown and birthed a new human being.

All of these new changes can cause subluxations in the spine and neck, which can lead to pain, discomfort, trouble sleeping, nursing, or walking, and even a decrease in emotional well-being. Research has shown that postpartum patients receiving chiropractic care, including tailored adjustments made for each patients, as well as stretching and strengthening exercises, show significant improvement in physiological and neurologic areas.

Babies need chiropractic care, too

Sometimes babies have a hard time during delivery, which can affect their spinal alignment. Or they may have challenges with breastfeeding or are colicky. Any of these issues can make for a difficult first few weeks (or longer) for parents and their baby.

I have six children of my own and it was issues they faced as newborns that caused me to focus my practice on this particular area of interest. I saw how small and gentle manipulations made immense positive differences in those early weeks of life to help correct things that needed to be realigned after birth.
Chiropractic care is focused on eliminating subluxations and aligning the body correctly to make sure all the systems are communicating correctly. Like in adults, if these systems are not properly aligned, communication within the body will be challenging and parts will not work as intended. For babies, that means digestion problems, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), constantly being uncomfortable (and not able to tell anyone), constipation, and sleep issues. The nervous system and digestive system are often affected in infants and with proper (and gentle) spinal manipulation, chiropractic treatment can work effectively for babies.
One study highlights a little nine-day-old girl who was not gaining weight post-birth. Her mother was having an extraordinarily difficult time with breastfeeding the baby and lactation consultants were not solving the problems so she sought the help of a chiropractor. The baby was adjusted several times on her spine and neck within a two-week period and ended up gaining weight because she was able to successfully nurse.
Manipulations done on babies are very gentle. It’s wonderful to see how well babies will do even after two or three appointments. The relief on mom’s face is palpable. And the benefits of chiropractic care for infants goes even beyond initial issues they face. It can help boost their immune system and aid in keeping dreaded ear infections at bay. When the spinal cord is properly aligned and the bodily systems all communicate correctly, studies suggest this can help keep harmful pathogens from gaining hold in the body. And giving an infant that initial immunity boost can be quite helpful so early in life.

If you or a loved one is experiencing infertility, pregnant or post-partum, schedule a FREE consultation online or by phone at 1 (864) 631-1420

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Kids in Sports

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Kids in Sports

If you’ve ever sat on the sidelines watching your child play soccer, baseball, gymnastics, basketball or any number of other sports, and winced if they grabbed their knee or shoulder or ankle in pain, you’re not alone. The Aspen Institute reports that pre-COVID, nearly a third of kids ages 6-18 played their primary sport three days a week and all kids playing sports dedicated about 13.6 hours weekly to their chosen sport. That’s a lot of time running, jumping, throwing, sliding, tackling, swinging, stretching, and kicking – and lots of opportunities for injuries.

While youth sports injuries are common, this knowledge doesn’t make it easier to handle when your child is sidelined. The American Academy of Family Physicians notes that the most common types of sports injuries are Achilles tendon injuries, broken bones, dislocations, knee injuries, Little League elbow, which affects the growth plates in kids, runner’s knee, and sprains.

The good news is that most of these injuries can be prevented if imbalances in the body are caught soon enough and properly adjusted. And if your star athlete is already facing an injury, excellent Greenville chiropractic care can help lead him or her on a faster and more efficient road to recovery.

Why see a chiropractor if your kid doesn’t have any injuries?

The best time for Greenville chiropractic care is before an injury happens. The body is designed so all its parts work in harmony with one another, communicating quickly and efficiently through the nervous and skeletal systems. If something isn’t where it’s supposed to be, then that system is going to be hindered.

For example, what if your child walks with their toes pointed inwards? That means their hips are not in alignment and their knees are not where they are designed to be. This puts pressure on their lower legs and ankles where pressure should not be. If your child starts playing soccer in this scenario, their muscles and ligaments try to make up for that misalignment in their hips, which affects movement in their lower body. Muscles that should be directed to keeping knees and ankles strong aren’t doing so because they aren’t in the right place due to the imbalance of the hips. All it will take is one game where your child tears their meniscus in one of their knees and is out for the season. Physical therapy may help in recovery or your orthopedic may recommend surgery, but the unsung hero is often your Greenville chiropractor. You see, portions of the meniscus receive low blood flow and therefore take additional time to heal. Surgical repairs often cause more damage to the meniscus, potentially even to the portion receiving low blood flow, causing the patient to have almost the exact same healing journey without surgery.

That’s a nightmare scenario that many parents face in one form or another. Yet, it very well could have been prevented with chiropractic care. If your child would have been brought in for an exam, Greenville Spine Institute would have been able to see that your child’s feet were turned in and develop a treatment plan to fix it, giving your child a better chance at playing their chosen sport injury-free.

This holds true for so many different kinds of injuries. As kids grow and develop, their bones shift, as do their growth plates. Greenville chiropractic care can greatly benefit kids as they move through this development and become stronger, better athletes. And it’s all non-invasive, with no drugs.

Preventative chiropractic care is important

Taking steps to ensure your student athlete’s body is aligned and functioning correctly and efficiently to avoid injuries is crucial for success. But it’s not only about preventing injuries in an athlete – the benefits to continuous chiropractic care for athletes are numerous and include better performance, quicker recovery, reduced pain, greater range of motion, and whole body wellness.

Kids are starting sports young, like ages four or five, and sometimes will choose their favorite and pursue it competitively by middle school. By that time, their bodies have already taken a beating all while continuing to grow and develop. There are a lot of opportunities for mishaps. The American Journal of Sports Medicine found that teenagers who specialized (played it more often and at higher intensity levels) in a sport had a greater risk of injury, up to 50% more than their peers who competed at lower levels. Most common injuries were those to the ankles, knees, upper legs, and ligament strains, which line up to the most common sports injuries presented by the American Academy of Family Physicians mentioned above.

About 25% of Major League Baseball pitchers have had the Tommy John surgery to repair ligaments in their throwing arm. “The Arm”, a book about injuries to baseball players, found that 56.8% of the Tommy John surgeries between 2007-2011 took place on teenagers. The author surmised that this was because travel teams and competitive baseball are pushing kids way too hard at young ages. While chiropractic care won’t solve all injuries and problems of kids playing sports competitively at younger ages, it can help to avoid some of these more problematic injuries for athletes.

During my time with the Carolina Panthers, I saw a host of injuries to players, many of which were caused by not addressing the root issues of previous injuries. If a child begins treatment with a chiropractor when they start playing sports, there is a greater chance the chiropractor will pick up on changes to the body sooner and make the proper adjustments to ensure peak performance and continued wellness for the athlete, especially if they go on to specialize in one or more sports.

For athletes who have not had an injury, I’ll often recommend specialized strengthening exercises for those muscular and skeletal systems that will be under the most pressure. It’s one of the many ways we use preventative treatment, without drugs or invasive procedures, for our athletes.

If injury strikes

If injury does strike a child who is already seeing a chiropractor, treatment will help aid in a quicker recovery. At the Greenville Spine Institute, we do a thorough physical, orthopedic, and neurologic intake exam with motion x-rays and movement tests to assess the current condition of the body and if there are issues that need to be addressed. If an injury occurs, we can use these same methods and tests to quickly assess the injury and begin treatment to heal the patient.

We have a therapy bay on site with equipment needed for stretching and icing, which all help aid the body in a quicker recovery, no matter their age.

Of course, we prefer to see patients before an injury happens but if that is not possible, chiropractic care can still be extraordinarily effective in helping athletes heal quicker and get back on the field, court, or whatever arena their chosen sport is played.

Want to see what we can offer your star athlete? Come on in for a consultation and we’ll do an assessment, talk about your – and your kid’s goals, and figure out a plan to help your athlete the best they can be in their favorite sport.

 

Is it Vertigo? Possible Causes of Dizziness Explained

Is it Vertigo? Possible Causes of Dizziness Explained

What is Vertigo?

Have you ever felt like the world was spinning, but you were not moving at all? Have you felt periods of sudden intense dizziness or disorientation where you had to stop and grasp onto something to feel stabilized? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you may be experiencing vertigo. Vertigo is a symptom characterized by dizziness or a sensation of spinning that is commonly caused by sudden head movements. One can also experience nausea, difficulty concentrating, ringing in the ears, and sweating in addition to one’s vertigo. But where is this dizziness coming from?

Causes of Dizziness

Most commonly, vertigo is caused by an issue found in the inner ear due to its function in maintaining one’s balance. Conditions that affect the inner ear and cause vertigo include Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), inner-ear infections, and Meniere’s Disease. Other conditions that have the ability to cause vertigo include migraines, blood pressure conditions, misalignments of spinal segments, Multiple Sclerosis, low blood sugar, trauma to the head, and more. Conditions affecting the cerebellum (which is located at the center of the brain and maintains balance) may also cause dizziness. Due to the multiple conditions that can cause one to experience vertigo, it is important to find the root cause.

Diagnosis With a Greenville Chiropractor

A physical examination performed by a trained physician will help determine where the vertigo is coming from. General Physicians, Physical Therapists, and Chiropractors are a few types of physicians that can analyze vertigo. Chiropractors are highly trained to specifically analyze the spine for areas of dysfunction so that they may return segments to their normal positioning. This helps the brain have free communication with the rest of the body and gives proprioceptors the ability to function at their optimum. In addition, Chiropractors are trained to perform physical examinations to determine what is causing your vertigo. The first test they can perform is blood pressure. Alterations in blood pressure can cause dizziness including both high and low blood pressure. If it is found that you have abnormal blood pressure, a Chiropractor will send you to a General Physician for further evaluation.

Chiropractor Diagnosing Dizziness

Epley’s Maneuver

If blood pressure is ruled out, they can then perform Epley’s Maneuver. Epley’s Maneuver tests the semicircular canals located in the inner ear. These canals detect motion and send those signals to the brain. Inside the canals are crystals that help detect movement. In certain cases, crystals can detach from the canal and become free floating, which can disturb the signals that go to your brain–resulting in a feeling of dizziness. Epley’s Maneuver repositions the crystals to help relieve vertigo.

If Epley’s does not resolve the vertigo, your doctor will then look at your spine for areas called subluxations. Subluxations occur when segments within the spine misalign, putting pressure on the spinal nerves and distorting proprioceptors and mechanoreceptors–all of which can lead to feelings of dizziness or imbalance. At Greenville Spine Institute, we perform thorough inspections consisting of orthopedic, neurological, and physical examinations. If necessary, X-rays will be taken to further assess the condition of your spine. Depending on its condition, a care plan may be developed to help return your spine and Central Nervous System to its optimum function.

Epley's Maneuver to treat vertigo

Chiropractic Care of Vertigo

Chiropractic focuses on maintaining communication between the brain and body through the Central Nervous System (CNS). The CNS consists of your brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves. When functioning properly, the brain sends signals down the spinal cord and out through the spinal nerves to control everything in the body. In fact, the nervous system is so crucial to the body that it is entirely protected by the spine. However, forces sometimes enter into the spine that misalign segments and place pressure on spinal nerves, cutting off communication between the brain and body.

Receptors in the spine called proprioceptors enable you to judge limb movements, position, and force. Combined with other senses, they help you locate external objects relative to your body and contribute to body image. Proprioception is closely tied to the control of movement. Misalignments of spinal segments create dysfunction to proprioceptors that may, in turn, cause dizziness and disorientation.

How Chiropractic Adjustment Helps Vertigo

A Chiropractor focuses on carefully analyzing the spine to look for areas of misalignment. They first analyze the spine for subluxations by motioning the separate segments of the spine to look for fixation or lack of motion. Next, they feel for swelling and edema. When spinal nerves compress, the area will begin to swell and bring heat to the area, causing pooling edema. When the doctor locates the areas of dysfunction in the spine, they will make gentle adjustments to help you regain normal motion and alignment. Specific adjustments will be made according to the condition of each individual’s spine. If spinal segments become stuck and are left untreated, the spinal segments will begin to decay during a process called Spinal Decay. Spinal Decay can be present without any symptoms due to the fact that only 10% of our spinal nerve functions communicate pain, so it is crucial to have your spine analyzed to prevent this from happening.

Can Vertigo Resolve on Its Own?

It is hard to determine whether your vertigo will resolve on its own without proper examination by a doctor. If the cause of your dizziness is due to an underlying condition, then it is best to resolve that condition immediately before it worsens. Leaving underlying conditions untreated can lead to dire consequences such as permanent physical damage or even death. When physicians diagnose your condition at the first sign of vertigo, they can determine the level of treatment to be completed. If you experience signs of vertigo, please contact a physician immediately.

Vertigo can affect your life on a daily basis. It can affect you when you least expect it–when you are driving, giving an important presentation, or taking care of a family member–and can be especially frightening during these times.

 If you or a loved one suffers from dizziness, schedule a FREE consultation online or by phone at 1 (864) 631-1420 today.

Dr Kevin P Lewis demonstrates the Dix-Hallpike Test & Epley Maneuver

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