If you experience dizziness (also referred to as vertigo), this off-balance sensation can place you in an unsure frame of mind, not to mention put your safety at risk.
The latin origin of the word ‘vertigo is “a whirling round.” Vertigo is observed in a number of diseases and causes dizziness and a loss of balance. It can also cause confusion, nausea, lightheadedness, and the feeling of being pulled downward.
Although the cause is often unknown in many cases, problems involving the inner ear are a common cause of vertigo. In addition to a head injury, migraines and lengthy period of bedrest, other contributing factors include:
• Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV; a mechanical inner-ear disorder)
• Meniere’s disease (a progressive ear disease)
• Vestibular neuritis (inflammation of the vestibulocochlear nerve)
• Labyrinthitis (a condition caused by inner ear infection)
• TMJ (jaw joint) disorder
YouTube video: treatment for vertigo