Vertigo Day is the world's first virtual conference dedicated to dizzy patients. In this segment, Dr. Pearce explores the basics of dizziness, types of dizziness, the causes of dizziness, treatment options, and more. Tune and learn all there is to know about our vestibular system and the complexities which create our balance.
Vestibular Audiology is a little-known discipline in healthcare. We know that. And it's always been an uphill battle for Vestibular Treatment clinics like ours to educate people on how we're different from ENTs, Neurologists, Physical Therapists, or General Physicians. While all of these doctors can treat a couple of sources of dizziness, only Vestibular Audiologists specialize entirely in how we balance and can fix a lot of vestibular dysfunctions that cause dizziness.
If you lump all feelings of dizziness under the term "vertigo", then there are too many varieties of vertigo cause to count. However, before asking yourself what causes vertigo, you must ask yourself, "Is this actually vertigo I'm experiencing?"
Too often, dizziness and vertigo are used as interchangeable terms. But they aren't. There's a big difference between vertigo vs. dizziness. We'd like to set the record straight on the difference between these two terms. So that you have a better understanding of the best course of action to move forward with treatment.
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.
Suddenly, it’s as if someone just shook up your entire world like a snowglobe. You’ve lost your bearings. You reach for something sturdy. And the moment seems to spin into oblivion. Once life reverts to stability, you’re left wondering: why am I dizzy?
You deserve the time and resources to tell your story; we understand how scary vertigo and dizziness related symptoms can be. Let us provide you an optimal diagnosis and treatment plan to get you better.