What is Vertigo, and How Can I Receive Treatment?

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Let’s clear up a common misconception: Vertigo is not an illness, but a sensation. It’s a persistent and reoccurring feeling of being off balance. People–commonly adults–who experience vertigo often have symptoms like nausea, headaches, and dizziness. Fortunately, with the right holistic approaches, you can get exceptional vertigo treatment in Phoenix. At Foothills Neurology, we focus on treating what causes your vertigo, so that you can continue a stable and balanced life.

Signs and Symptoms of Vertigo

Vertigo has been described to feel as if the world around you is off-kilter. You could be sitting, standing, or lying down, but still have the feeling as if you’re somersaulting, or your surroundings are reeling around you.

  • Dizzyness
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of Balance
  • “The room is spinning.”

If you experience these symptoms, contact Foothills Neurology today for an appointment to see a neurologist. Our team of healthcare practitioners can assess you for cognitive concerns, headaches, and other issues that may trigger a feeling of vertigo. Once we understand what’s going on, we can put you on a path for treatment in no time.


Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

One of the most common types of vertigo–Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)–affects close to 200,000 people a year. Also referred to colloquially as “loose crystal,” BPPV characteristically induces spells of dizziness; patients who have BPPV often describe the room spinning. For people experiencing BPPV, the slightest head movement could trigger this feeling.

  • “Loose Crystals:” You may have heard this term before when talking about benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Calcium carbonate crystals–when they become dislodge in the inner ear–can cause symptoms of vertigo.

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