Vertigo

Vertigo is a sensation of movement, often of spinning when a person is holding still. When vertigo is severe, it can cause problems with balance and movement. While not a condition in and of itself, vertigo can be a symptom of neurological or inner ear problems. If you experience vertigo often or for long periods, consult with your doctor.

What causes vertigo?

Vertigo can be caused by many conditions of the ear and nervous system, for example:

  • Inner ear infections (labyrinthitis)
  • Migraine
  • Inflammation of nerves of the ear
  • Sensitivity to certain head positions/movements
  • Some medications
  • Some kinds of head injury
  • Multiple sclerosis

How is vertigo treated?

Vertigo is primarily treated by addressing the underlying condition causing the vertigo. Mild cases of vertigo often resolve quickly without treatment.

Depending on the cause of your vertigo, your doctor may recommend therapeutic exercises or antihistamine medications to address the vertigo symptom directly.

Why Choose NGPG?

NGPG Neuroscience employs several board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventional surgeons, neuropsychiatrists, and other specialists who provide high-quality care and up-to-date treatments through our two outpatient Neurology office locations. For imaging and surgical care, we partner with the Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s expert neurosciences team and state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring our patients’ access to all of the services of a leading hospital alongside our excellent outpatient care.

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