If you feel off balance or as if the room is spinning while sitting still, you may have vertigo. Although some cases of vertigo may resolve without assistance, there are numerous indications that you should seek treatment from a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist. Learn more about vertigo and what treatment options are available from the trusted vertigo and dizziness specialists at One Accord Physical Therapy.
What is vertigo?
Your inner ear functions as a balancing tool to anchor you properly as you move or lay still. As you perform your normal daily activities, your brain sends signals throughout your body and to your inner ear to keep you upright and level-headed. Unfortunately, if the crystals or small calcium particles in your inner ear begin to shift, your brain can confuse these signals between your vision and ears. This confusion can lead to an illusion of motion, or the dizzying, disorienting, and nauseating feeling commonly associated with vertigo.
What causes vertigo?
Some of the most common reasons for vertigo can involve benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, labyrinthitis, or vestibular neuritis. Vertigo can also stem from a stroke, migraine headache, medication side effects, head trauma, or whiplash in rarer occurrences. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with having your vertigo checked out by a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist or other medical professionals.
Unfortunately, vertigo can involve much more than occasional dizziness. For most people, symptoms of vertigo will vary in type, duration, and severity, but can involve any combination of the following:
- Disorientation or confusion
- Balance problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Ringing in your ears
Depending upon the cause and severity of your vertigo symptoms, you may require further treatment from a medical professional. If your vertigo does not resolve on its own in a few weeks, or if you notice that your symptoms are worsening, it’s always a good idea to reach out to One Accord Physical Therapy for an accurate diagnosis.
Vestibular rehabilitation involves gentle and restorative physical therapy to enhance your vestibular system. The Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialists at One Accord Physical Therapy know that vertigo can be frustrating and troubling, particularly if your symptoms are persisting.
Because of our whole-person approach to care, our vertigo and dizziness specialists will work with you to customize your treatment plan in accordance with your wishes. By implementing gentle repositioning methods during your treatment sessions, we can work to resolve your vertigo without the use of drugs.
If you’re struggling to keep your vertigo symptoms at bay, our team of certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialists is ready with the knowledge and tools to stop your symptoms in one to three visits. Call our office or go online to schedule your free consultation with One Accord Physical Therapy.