Nephesh Chiropractic and Rehab - Vertigo, Dizziness and Balance Disorders


Vertigo, dizziness, and loss of balance affects millions of people around the world each year. In a majority of the cases, vertigo is nothing more than a temporary inconvenience. In some cases, vertigo is a debilitating condition and day-to-day activities can be kept to a minimum.

Please understand that a great deal of people are misdiagnosed each year and told that they have an inner ear problem when they don’t!

In many cases, the area of dysfunction in the nervous system is the cerebellum. The cerebellum is in the posterior aspect (back part) of the brain and controls our coordinated movements. That’s why many who have dizziness or vertigo have balance issues as well.

There are specific neurological tests that we can utilize to determine cerebellar function. Standing with your feet together and eyes closed, the test is positive if the patient sways back and forth or side to side. Other tests include, touching the index finger to the nose with the eyes closed, walking heel to toe, moving the fingers rapidly as if playing the piano, or touching all of your fingers to your thumb as fast as possible. These tests and others are used to determine the function of the cerebellum and locate which side of the cerebellum is under-firing or not functioning adequately.

Treatment of the cerebellar dysfunction may include:

  • Unilateral (one-sided) Adjustments/manipulations: We have nerves in all of our joints, muscles and tendons. By gently manipulating extremities and one side of the spine only, it will stimulate and facilitate the side of the cerebellum that is under-firing
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Warm Water Caloric: We can administered warm water (in one ear only) to stimulate the proper cerebellar side. This stimulates nerves located in the inner ear that then stimulates the under-firing cerebellum.
  • Eye Exercises: Eye exercises may be used to increase the frequency of firing to the cerebellum and frontal lobe of the brain.
  • Heat Therapy: Heat therapy is used to promote an increased metabolic and healing rate to the involved tissue. Increased heat helps increase activation to the brain. Heat has immediate soothing and palliative effects as decreased joint stiffness, decreased muscle spasms and releases histamine and bradykinin causing vasodilation of the tissues.
  • Spin Therapy in the proper direction.
  • Blood work to assess any underlying metabolic dysfunctions effecting oxygen uptake to the brain

One or all of the procedures may be employed to restore the cerebellum to its normal function.

If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for our breakthrough procedures for treating vertigo, dizziness and/or balance disorders, give my office a call to schedule a free consultation at 916-925-2007Serving the entire Sacramento Area: North Sacramento, Downtown Sacramento, East Sacramento, South Sacramento, West Sacramento, Arden Arcade, Rancho Cordova, North Highlands, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, East Haven