Category: Dizziness / Vertigo

Vertigo Vs. Dizziness: What Is The Difference?

The  vestibular system is the very first system to develop during embryological development. Because of this, the vestibular system plays an important functional role into almost every area of the brain and nervous system.  It is a very complex and multifactorial system.  The feeling of dizziness can be sudden or more chronic, both are debilitating.…
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Vertigo and Dizziness: Getting to the Root Cause

The feeling of dizziness and/or vertigo can come on suddenly and in many cases be debilitating. For many patients, the onset of symptoms can be memorable and scary. Dizziness is an umbrella term that can be hard to describe. Patients will explain it is unsteady, off balance, lightheaded, or “I just don’t feel right.” Vertigo…
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Case Study: Dizziness and Vertigo

Introduction A 32-year-old female presented with chronic, recurring vertigo that began 6 years prior.  The patient noted 5-6 episodes of vertigo per year that would last 1-2 days. She stated that each episode would leave her bedridden and unable to work.  Examination and Diagnosis A neurological examination revealed central vestibular dysfunction. Treatment The patient was…
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