The feeling that you are spinning or the room is spinning. Vertigo is defined differently than Dizziness. Dizziness is described as feeling faint or off balance. Nausea can accompany both of these conditions. Both can be a sign of other more serious conditions that may require referral to a medical doctor or neurologist.
There are 2 types of dizziness and vertigo that a chiropractor can treat successfully, proper diagnosis is key (If you have been reading these blogs, I sound like a broken record about diagnosis, but it truly is the most important component of treatment). There are always zebra diagnoses to suss out, but in medicine we have a saying, “When you hear hooves think horses, not zebras” A zebra diagnosis will typically not respond to a horse treatment.
Benign Paradoxyl Position Vertigo (BPPV):
This is defined as vertigo (spinning) in short duration 30-60sec with a movement of the head or rolling over in bed. This type of vertigo is caused by c...
As a chiropractor, this is my jam! We diagnosis and treat this better than anyone else in the biz, blindfolded with 1 hand tied behind our back.
Sciatica is a general term used to describe pain, numbness, tingling or all the above into the glute and possibly down the leg. Sciatica is a descriptive word, but not a true diagnosis. The true diagnosis comes from a thorough history and physical exam. When pain that starts in the back and travels down into the glute, leg and especially if it crosses the knee, is probably not just a tight piriformis.
Sciatica can be either coming from the back or from the lateral rotators in the glute area with piriformis being the most common. Sciatica that starts in the glute area and travels to the back of the leg is typically referred to as piriformis syndrome. This is a pinched nerve at the sciatic nerve location.
Sciatica that starts initially as back pain then dissipates and turns into leg pain is referred to as radiculopathy. This i...