Turns out, vertigo is the most common health issue seen by a local chiropractor.
Bruderheim’s medical clinic recently opened in the town’s pharmacy and has attracted a few doctors, one being Dr. Brad Basaraba.
“I was initially approached by Lamont Hospital to fill the need for chiropractors and they’re signing over the doctors from Lamont to Bruderheim and generally the rural area is really lacking in care,” said Basaraba. “Unfortunately there’s not enough doctors coming out to care for these ageing pioneers and farmers.”
He deals with movement disorders that come from a variety of different things.
“The biggest issue I tackle is vertigo and vertigo deals with any typo of movement, feeling uneasy or the room spinning. The part of your brain that controls the balance mechanism has three big functions, one balance, your posture and extremity movements,” he said. “They go hand in foot, if you lose your balance, your spine doesn’t sit right and wears out a lot quicker."
Symptoms of vertigo include dizziness, nausea and headaches as well as balance and eye issues. A non-dominant eye can cause your eyes to not track properly. For example, when putting a key in the door you strike off to the side.
There are many different causes of vertigo.
Basaraba is a chiropractor with a focus on chiropractic neurology. He treats sports injuries, movement disorders and other problems such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and more.
He is at the clinic on Wednesdays.