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How do I know if I have vertigo? This is a question that comes up quite frequently in healthcare settings. Vertigo, while not a diagnosis, is actually a symptom of a medical problem. Vertigo is defined as a sudden sensation of spinning or pulling in any direction. This sensation could last a few seconds then go away, or last for hours or days. Sometimes vertigo can be accompanied by nausea and balance problems, making it difficult to work or keep up around the house. Some medical problems that can cause vertigo include:
If you experience symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, or balance problems, it is important to touch base with your healthcare provider. Sometimes these symptoms are associated with problems that are simple to treat, but sometimes they can be a sign of a much more serious health problem.
Here are a few key details to share with your healthcare provider that may help them identify the source of your symptoms:
If you are interested in learning more about how vestibular therapy can help inner ear-related causes of vertigo, please join us for our free seminar on Monday, September 16 from 3-5 p.m. at our Bon Air location. For more details and to register, click the button below.