Your inner ear is responsible for hearing and balance. Vertigo is usually the result of an inner ear problem that makes you feel off-balance or dizzy. Vertigo can last for a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days. It can also come and go.
In addition to feeling off-balance, you might experience:
Inner ear problems are usually the cause of vertigo. These include:
Less common causes of vertigo include:
The most effective treatment for vertigo depends on its cause; some vertigo clears up on its own. Following a full physical exam to determine the cause of your vertigo, your dedicated physician works closely with you to outline your treatment options. These may include:
Your physician may prescribe medication to relieve your symptoms, reduce fluid buildup, or clear up inflammation that may be causing vertigo.
This is a specialized physical therapy designed to strengthen your vestibular system, which is associated with equilibrium, spatial orientation, and motion.
With this effective treatment for BPPV, your doctor guides you through specific movements of the head and body to move calcium deposits from the inner ear.
In rare cases where vertigo has not responded to other treatments, your doctor may recommend surgery.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of vertigo, call Patel, Pulliam, and Hubli Medical to schedule an appointment or book online today.
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