Is Vertigo Hereditary and How Do You Find Relief?

Vertigo, dizziness, and other balance conditions are among one of the most common health problems in adults. Roughly 40 percent of all adults in the U.S. experience vertigo at least once in their lifetime, and women are slightly more likely to have it.

Many individuals that experience vertigo will also have a family member who has experienced episodes of vertigo as well. In these cases, many wonder ‘is vertigo hereditary?’. First, let’s break down what vertigo is. Vertigo is the sensation or feeling that the world is spinning around you. Symptoms of vertigo include:

  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Hearing loss in one or both ears
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or vomiting

For some of those that suffer from vertigo, the symptoms can be debilitating, interfering with their daily lives. Episodes can last anywhere from a few minutes to hours on end.

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Is Vertigo Hereditary?

While there is no concrete scientific study proving that vertigo is hereditary, there have been many studies findings that problems with the inner ear are the leading cause of vertigo. Genes we inherit from our parents may make us more susceptible to problems with the inner ear, which may end up causing vertigo symptoms. For example, a history of ear infections and other related diseases could help assess your risk of developing vertigo later on in life.

In a recent study by HerediGene, it was discovered that there were 6 kinds of genetic variants that could cause a person to have a predisposition to vertigo. This could prove to be a huge breakthrough in understanding vertigo and who is more likely to suffer from it, but the research is still ongoing.

What to do About Vertigo

So is vertigo hereditary in actuality? The research may still be ongoing, but you can find relief from vertigo much sooner. With the proper testing and treatment plan in place, you can become vertigo free. From past traumas to the head or spine, your particular diet or physical activities, or a hereditary disposition, vertigo could occur. The tests and treatment options a professional can offer are crucial in diagnosing vertigo and setting up successful treatment for vertigo.

At Align Wellness Center, we have helped thousands of patients that have suffered with vertigo and are stuck wondering, is vertigo hereditary or is it caused by something else? Those patients are finally starting to find relief from their symptoms for the first time. Vertigo issues can improve drastically through corrective chiropractic care.

If you or someone you know is having issues with vertigo, they need to be looked at by a corrective chiropractor and ensure the cervical spine is in alignment as well as other areas of the body. If you’re looking for a chiropractor that will take a natural and holistic approach to helping with your vertigo, give us a call, even if you’re out of our area, we can look to connect you with a chiropractor near you.

We offer an in-depth exam to determine exactly what we can do to help with as much detail for you as possible. It is called the 3-Dimensional BioStructural Analysis, and the process involves the following:  

  • Timeline history
  • Digital posture exam
  • 3-Dimensional posture exam
  • Chiropractic, Neurological, and Physical Exam
  • Spinal radiographs (if needed)
  • Digital biomechanical analysis of your spine
  • Insurance verification (by our insurance team)
  • Separate time to go over the results of your test within a day or two, where we will go over:
    • What is going on
    • If we can help
    • What the best next step is for you
    • Any investment in your health that is necessary

If you’re interested, you can schedule an appointment for a 3-Dimensional BioStructural Analysis here. If you’d like tips on how you can stay healthy and well without drugs and surgery, go ahead and check out other articles on this site. If you continue to struggle with vertigo and dizziness give us a call at Align Wellness Center (847) 860-6599 or schedule an appointment online. Contact us today or stop by the office. We’re located at 900 Skokie Blvd., Suite 113, Northbrook, IL, 60062.


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