Vertigo and Dizziness

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Vertigo and Dizziness

Vertigo and dizziness are NOT FUN. It can be completely debilitating, leaving the individual bed-ridden if bad enough. In most instances vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or (BPPV). This is where otolithic debris “crystals” in the fluid in your inner ear become dislodged and signal to your brain excessively causing you to feel like you are spinning, the room is spinning, or sometimes oscillopsia (wobbly feeling). BPPV can usually be easily treated with what are called repositioning maneuvers in-office and at home. 

Other causes of vertigo and dizziness can come traumatic brain injury (NICK PLEASE LINK TO THAT PAGE), sudden head movements, infections, autoimmunity, riding on a boat or airplane (called Debarkment), and certain medications called ototoxic medication. 

Due to all of these factors that is why at HML we prefer using functional neurology and functional medicine (NICK PLEASE HYPERLINK TO THOSE PAGES) to make a truly individualized treatment plan for the patient.