When we face periods of dizziness, we tend to chalk them up as a normal occurrence. However, the dizziness may be caused by Vertigo, a medical condition characterized by a sensation of a motion. Contrary to popular public belief, it is not similar to acrophobia (irrational fear of height), rather it is a medical condition that requires treatment. It is mainly caused by inner ear infections and other diseases of the ear. Inner ear diseases such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which infects a person when there is a calcium build up in the inner ear, may cause dizziness to the patient ranging from 20 seconds to one minute.
Signs and symptoms
When a patient suffers from vertigo, he is likely to experience symptoms such as nausea or vomiting, irregular and abnormal eye movements and sweating. In addition, the patient may experience troubles in walking, seeing and speaking, ringing sensation in the ears and hearing loss. It is also expected that the patient may experience loss of consciousness, hence hindering his ability to perform their day to day duties. Dizziness is the feeling of lightheadedness caused by alcohol, migraine, medication and vertigo.
In the event that you experience vertigo and dizziness, there is need to seek treatment. The best medical option is physical therapy as treatment for vertigo. Physical therapy for vertigo is done by the help of a physical therapist or a doctor. The treatment sessions are time effective as one session may take 10 to 15 minute. At Delta/Fillmore Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, we have qualified medical personnel who will walk with you in the journey to recovery from vertigo. We have a number of physical therapists in Delta, UT and Fillmore, UT. Our goal is to help you achieve your goal of recovery. What’s holding you back?