Vertigo is a form of dizziness which individuals may describe as a sensation of the room or world spinning around them. Several other types of dizziness can be described as disequilibrium, light-headedness, off-balance, faint, and even unsteady. These are distinctly different from true vertigo. Vertigo itself is merely a symptom and not actually a diagnosis. It can indicate a problem with the inner ear, brain, or a connection between the two.
A thorough exam by your Doctor of Physical Therapy @ Greensboro Physical Therapy is indicated to help assess where the vertigo may be originating. In many cases, the inner ear may be involved. Possible disorders that may be determined include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV,) Meniere’s Disease, vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, perilymphatic fistula, and vestibular schwannoma, among several other possible disorders. Some of these conditions can be scary and even debilitating. Depending on the cause of the vertigo, Greensboro Physical Therapy may be able to quickly get you back on your feet and feeling well again! Other causes may require a multidisciplinary approach with several doctors to help make a firm diagnoses and treatment plan. If you have been experiencing any dizziness, bring it up to us, call to set up an evaluation and we can help guide you in the right direction towards feeling your best again!