Vertigo Specialist

Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB -  - Chiropractic Neurologist

Danville Chiropractic Neurology

Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB

Chiropractic Neurologist located in Danville, CA

Vertigo is a disorienting condition that makes you feel like your environment is shifting or spinning around you. Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB, uses functional neurology to treat vertigo at Danville Chiropractic Neurology in Danville, California. She also treats concussions and brain issues. Call Danville Chiropractic Neurology or schedule a consultation online for expert, customized treatments for vertigo.

Vertigo Q & A

What is vertigo?

Vertigo is the sensation of dizziness or feeling like your environment is spinning or shifting around you. While many people experience a moment of vertigo when they look down from a great height, the condition a symptom of a fear of heights. 

In addition to the spinning sensation, vertigo can cause other symptoms, including:

  • Balance problems
  • Motion sickness
  • Tinnitus
  • A feeling of fullness in your ears
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting

Vertigo can be very disorienting and lead to mental health problems and social isolation because of your fear of having an attack in a public place.

What causes vertigo?

Vertigo is most often caused by problems or abnormalities in your inner ear. You may also have vertigo as a result of issues with the sensory nerve pathways in your brain. Some of the conditions that cause vertigo include:

  • Labyrinthitis: inflammation in your inner ear
  • Vestibular neuritis: inflammation of the vestibular nerve
  • Cholesteatoma: skin growth in the middle ear
  • Meniere’s disease: fluid build-up in the inner ear

You may also have vertigo as a side effect of other health conditions such as migraines, head injuries, stroke, certain medications, and infections. Dr. Thompson also treats concussions and brain issues. 

How is vertigo treated?

At Danville Chiropractic Neurology, Dr. Thompson provides comprehensive exams to diagnose vertigo and identify its cause. She runs a variety of tests, including Romberg’s test, Unterberger’s test, and the head impulse test to determine vertigo. 

She uses functional neurology, combining innovative neurological treatments with physiotherapy and chiropractic care to treat the condition causing your vertigo. Dr. Thompson’s goals are to relieve your symptoms and heal the root cause of your vertigo to restore your wellness and quality of life. 

For example, Dr. Thompson may provide head maneuvers and proprioceptive therapies to stabilize your inner ear, eyes, and other systems that contribute to your ability to balance. 

She combines visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive rehabilitation to deliver a therapeutic process called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity changes brain function through specific, repetitive action. Therapy is highly personalized to address your symptoms and heal the underlying condition. 

If you’re concerned about vertigo and are looking for customized treatments to heal your body, call Danville Chiropractic Neurology or schedule a consultation online today.