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Vertigo Treatment

All Neurological
Services P.C.

You should never ignore vertigo because it signals an underlying problem that can lead to future episodes. At All Neurological Services, you receive individualized attention, complete diagnostic testing, and customized treatment that targets the cause of vertigo. To learn more, book an appointment online or call the nearest office today. We have locations in Brooklyn, New York, and Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

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Vertigo

What is vertigo?

Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness that makes you feel like you or your surroundings are spinning around. You may also have associated symptoms such as:

  • Loss of balance

  • Involuntary eye movements

  • Feeling disoriented

  • Ringing in your ears

  • Headaches

Vertigo may be a feature of a variety of conditions, including:

  • Ear disorders

  • Migraines

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Irregular heart rhythm

  • Low blood sugar or blood pressure

  • Medication side effects

  • Anxiety  

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What causes vertigo?

Vertigo also has many possible causes, depending on whether you have central or peripheral vertigo: 

Central vertigo occurs when a condition affects the part of your brain that regulates balance. Some examples include: 

  • Migraines

  • Stroke

  • Tumors

  • Concussion

  • Multiple sclerosis

Peripheral vertigo is caused by a problem with your inner ear or the nerve that carries information from your ear to your brain, such as: 

  • Inner ear infection

  • Inflamed or damaged vestibular nerve

  • Meniere’s disease

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

BPPV is the most common cause of peripheral vertigo. This condition occurs when calcium crystals develop within the fluid-filled tubes in your inner ear, and interfere with the signaling pathways that regulate the perception of motion and balance. 

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How is vertigo diagnosed?

Your All Neurological Services provider carefully evaluates your medical history, symptoms, medications, and lifestyle habits to identify potential reasons for your vertigo. After a physical and neurological exam, they perform specialized testing such as assessments of the autonomic nervous system and imaging of the brain and blood vessels of the head and neck.

How is vertigo treated?

A specialist at All Neurological Services develops a customized treatment plan based on the cause of your vertigo. Your plan of care may include:

  • Medications

  • Epley maneuver for BPPV

  • Vestibular rehabilitation

Vertigo and dizziness increase your risk of falling, so your provider also talks with you about how to prevent falls. 

If you need treatment for vertigo, call All Neurological Services, or book an appointment online today.