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Vertigo is the sensation of feeling off-balance. You may feel that you, or the world around you, is moving or spinning. It is a symptom, rather than a condition, and can range from barely noticeable to quite severe. Those who experience severe vertigo may have constant symptoms that last for days - this can make day-to-day tasks very difficult.
At Greater Buffalo Centers For Dizziness & Balance, we offer vertigo treatment for those in Buffalo, Clarence, Cheektowaga, and the surrounding communities in Western New York. Continue reading to learn more about vertigo, or contact us to schedule an appointment.
Signs of Vertigo
Vertigo is often triggered by a change in the position of your head. Your symptoms will LIKELY depend on what’s causing your episodes and the type of vertigo you have. Those who experience vertigo typically describe it as feeling like they are:
• Feeling like you are moving or spinning
• Having balance problems
• Having problems focusing their eyes
• Feel like they are being pulled in one direction
There are other symptoms that may accompany vertigo including:
• Nausea or vomiting
• Slurred speech
• Abnormal or jerking eye movements
• Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
Vertigo symptoms may develop suddenly and last a few seconds, a few minutes, a few hours, or more.
The two main types of vertigo are:
Peripheral Vertigo - Caused by a problem in areas of the inner ear or the vestibular nerve, which connects the inner ear and the brain. This is the most common type of vertigo.
Central Vertigo - Happens when there is a glitch in the brain, particularly in an area of the brain called the cerebellum.
Vertigo Treatment Options:
Treatment for your vertigo may depend on what is causing it. There are several treatment options including:
Vestibular Rehabilitation - This is a type of physical therapy aimed at helping strengthen the vestibular system. Vestibular rehab may be recommended if you have recurrent bouts of vertigo.
Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers - Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology recommend a series of specific head and body movements. These movements are done to move the calcium deposits out of the canal into an inner ear chamber so they can be absorbed by the body.
Medicine - Medication can be given to relieve symptoms such as nausea or motion sickness associated with vertigo. If your vertigo is caused by an infection or inflammation, antibiotics or steroids may help to reduce swelling and cure an infection.
Surgery - If your vertigo is caused by a more serious underlying problem, such as a tumor or injury to the brain or neck, treatment for those problems may help to alleviate vertigo.
Contact Us Today
If you are experiencing any signs of vertigo, do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We provide vertigo treatment for those in and around Buffalo, Clarence, West Seneca, Orchard Park, Cheektowaga, Amherst, Hamburg, Lancaster, Williamsville, and Elma, NY. Get in touch with us today to schedule your visit.