Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off-balance. If you have these dizzy spells, you might feel like you are spinning or that the world around you is spinning.
Causes of Vertigo
Vertigo is often caused by an inner ear problem. Some of the most common causes include:
BPPV: These initials stand for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. BPPV occurs when tiny calcium particles (canaliths) clump up in the canals of the inner ear. The inner ear sends signals to the brain about head and body movements relative to gravity. It helps you keep your balance.
Meniere’s disease. This is an inner ear disorder thought to be caused by a buildup of fluid and changing pressure in the ear. It can cause episodes of vertigo along with ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss.
Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis. This is an inner ear problem usually related to an infection (usually viral).
However, in our practice, we have seen patients come to us dissatisfied with the treatment provided by ENT Dr, the same as the episodes only halt after having medicines. At Aarogyam we have found out that cervical spondylitis, a slipped disc in the cervical spine can give rise to vertigo and in most cases, it is associated. So Physiotherapy interventions along with vestibular rehab exercises help in relief from vertigo in a span of 10-15 days. This is a completely safe and drug-free therapy.