Balance Disorders

Labyrinthitis Basics: What is Labyrinthitis

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Rarely do we associate a virus with balance problems. We think of the flu, sinus infections, or a computer virus. But viruses CAN affect our balance. A virus that travels through our sinuses and into our inner ear may infect our vestibular system. And the result is a condition called Labyrinthitis. What is Labyrinthitis? In…

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Inner Ear Infection Causing Vertigo?

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Spotting an ear infection isn’t difficult. The ear is a sensitive area, which means infections are painful and disruptive. But when the symptoms of your ear infection also include vertigo or some sort of imbalance, the infection likely progressed to your inner ear. Inner ear infections and vertigo are the results of two conditions: Labyrinthitis…

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Vestibular Disorders And Their Symptoms

Vestibular disorders are among the nearly infinite causes of dizziness. In fact, dizziness is the symptom of nearly everything. But vestibular disorders encompass a very specific source of dizziness: the inner ear.  What’s A Vestibular Disorder? Vestibular Disorders affect the inner ear where your body’s GPS is located. Because there are many moving pieces that…

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Answering Meniere’s Disease Most Asked Questions

You may have led a much more active and less frightening life before sporadic dizzy spells began haunting you. Never knowing when the entire world, or at least your body’s perception of it, would be swept up by a malfunctioning merry-go-round that goes way too fast. Meniere’s disease is an invisible illness that affects about…

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Vestibular Migraine Basics & Treatment

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As if it weren’t bad enough to have frequent migraines, on top of a head-splitting headache you now also feel dizzy and disoriented. You can’t wait out the dizziness because your migraine is making things worse. And you can’t find a way to work through your migraine because your spinning head leaves you locked in…

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10 Vestibular Migraine Questions Answered

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If you’ve been getting migraines for years and are now starting to get frequent dizzy spells too, then you may have vestibular migraine. And if you’ve never heard of vestibular migraine, then you’re not alone. Although vestibular migraine (VM) is the second most common balance disorder, many people are unfamiliar with the term. Your doctor might also…

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Best Ways to Overcome Vestibular Migraine

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Megan Howard is a vestibular migraine sufferer turned VM warrior. She’s the digital strategist at Migraine Again. In this podcast, she gives us ways to overcome the perils of VM. Below is the podcast transcript: Dr. Pearce Hello and welcome back to our podcast Deep in Dizziness. My name is Dr. Pearce alongside Dr. Nava.…

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What is Post-Concussion Syndrome? How is Post-Concussion Dizziness Treated?

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In the last 10 years, the world’s understanding of concussions has increased tenfold. Also, we’re more aware of the lingering effects of concussions. Post-Concussion Syndrome is one of those lingering effects. While contact sports are still a staple in creating concussions, more and more average people are being checked for concussions following a car accident,…

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