Can Vitamin D Deficiency Aggravate Vertigo Episodes?

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Have you ever experienced vertigo episodes? Was it a terrifying and disorienting experience? Did you have bouts of dizziness and feel unsteady on your feet? While inner ear disorder is known to trigger most vertigo episodes, did you know that vitamin D deficiency can also influence its development?

Yes, there's a connection between Vitamin D and vertigo. Some patients with BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo usually experience debilitating bouts of vertigo, and vitamin D deficiency is a significant factor. BPPV commonly triggers vertigo due to inner ear crystals getting dislodged in the inner ear, which in turn affects your overall balance. Unfortunately, many patients who visit an Indianapolis chiropractor, are unaware of the connection between BPPV and vitamin D.

Vitamin D deficiency impairs your body's balance system. For example, when you are vitamin D deficient, you may experience a decrease in the effectiveness of the vestibular system, which is responsible for balance leading to vertigo symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo episodes, and a feeling of motion sickness.

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Vitamin D, BPPV, and Balance Issues

Low Vitamin D levels can potentially worsen your BPPV symptoms. Experts believe that when your body doesn't have enough Vitamin D, it can experience difficulty processing calcium molecules and ensuring that they get deposited in the bones and teeth matrices. When this happens, you can experience debilitating symptoms that worsen when you excessively move your head.

Patients who are vitamin D deficient may also experience the following:

  • Decrease in bone mineralization
  • Impaired lower extremity function
  • Increase in fall risk
  • Reduction in muscle strength. 

In addition, if you are vitamin D deficient and are dealing with balance issues triggered due to dislodged inner ear crystals, you may experience aggravated vertigo episodes.

So how can you manage vertigo episodes with vitamin deficiency? There's a 2020 study suggesting that patients with BPPV can potentially prevent vertigo episodes from recurring by taking vitamin D and calcium supplements. A simple and low-risk way that can help ease your vertigo episodes, particularly if you have low vitamin D levels.


Other Causes Of Vertigo

 If you've ever had to endure injuries or physical trauma in the neck or head, don't be surprised if vertigo and other health concerns come out at some point after the incident. It may not happen instantly. Sometimes, it can take weeks, months, or even years. These injuries can be minor or major but can influence your upper cervical alignment.

A common yet overlooked root cause of vertigo is linked to Upper Cervical misalignment. Many patients visit an Indianapolis chiropractor, due to recurring vertigo episodes despite many efforts for relief. Some patients lose precious time, money, and energy trying to get better, only to find out that a few adjustments on their upper cervical spine are what they need. So had they only gone to an upper cervical care office early on, their suffering would have been avoided altogether.

When the Upper Cervical bones become misaligned, it can interfere with the functioning of your vestibular system and put undue pressure on your brainstem, an integral part of your nervous system, which can all lead to vertigo episodes. 

Therefore, correcting this misalignment is crucial to ensure your vestibular and nervous systems no longer have to deal with interference, function normally again, and reduce and potentially eliminate vertigo episodes.

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Seek Help From An Indianapolis Chiropractor

Supplementing with vitamin D can reduce the impact of its deficiency in your body. But Upper Cervical misalignment does not heal on its own. That’s why you will need to seek an Upper Cervical Chiropractor to assess the alignment of your C1 and C2 bones and tailor-fit a care regimen to restore your posture and help your body heal and cope better with recurring health problems like vertigo episodes.

Through gentle and precise adjustments, Cervical Chiropractors like Dr. Flory will ease your upper neck bones  in place. Properly aligned and balanced Upper Cervical spine promotes better functioning of your nervous and vestibular system for long-term relief from vertigo and other symptoms related to vestibular dysfunction. It also eliminates undue pressure on the spinal column which normally follow the tilting of the C1 and C2 bones and the head.

If you want to know more about the benefits of Upper Cervical Care and want to experience it first-hand, book a consultation with Atlas Spinal Care! We have helped several patients who complain about vertigo and other symptoms. You don't have to suffer any longer. Book your appointment today!


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