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...
Diastasis Recti is a condition, which occurs typically during pregnancy, whereby the connective tissue that holds the rectus abdominis together begins to seperate. This condition can also persist in males either congenitally or men that have a pendulous abdomen. I will speak mostly to this condition post-pregnancy, however, the treatment and solution are the same for both men and women. During pregnancy it is normal, however, post-pregnancy if it persists after several months and weeks it can be a sign of weakness in our core muscles.
The rectus abdominis is the most superficial layer of our abdominals; our 6 pack muscle. There are 3 other muscles that make up our abdominal group; the transerve abdominis- which is the deepest ab muscle and our internal and external obliques. These muscles work together with other muscles ie: diaphragm, pelvic floor and glutes to stabilize our back and hips during and after pregnancy.
This condition occurs due to excessive intra-abdominal pr...
It is a pain in the hip/groin area near the front of the hip instead of the back. It feels like a pinch or an ache and increasing in pain over time. It is associated with pinching pain in the hip with running, kicking, jumping, squatting and going upstairs. This is a tricky diagnosis to make, as there are plenty of other possible causes of this type of pain. Here are just a few other possibilities:
Femoral Acetabular Impingement
Tensor Fasciae Latae trigger point referral
L1 or L2 lumbar disc injury
This is why a physical exam and proper diagnosis is the key to treatment. Once the diagnosis is made the treatment can be straightforward.
Take rest for a limited period of time to help with pain management
Passive care via active release, laser therapy, etc
Begin stretching or rolling depending on the area’s sensitivity
Return normal range of motion through the above exercises and non-weighted exercises
Strengthen the muscle both concentrically and ec...