Vertigo – What is it & How to treat?

By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy

Vertigo is a sudden feeling that the room us spinning around you.  It can make you feel off balance, nauseous, and dizzy.  It can even cause vomiting.  If your vertigo is due to an inner ear problem – like a crystal that’s floating around in the wrong place – it can sometimes be fixed with some simple maneuvers where a doctor moves your head and body around on the exam table.  If that fails, there are medications you can take that help with the symptoms; unfortunately, that will not treat the underlying problem.  Finally, in severe cases there are surgical options.  If your vertigo is really disrupting your life, you need to see an ear nose & throat specialist to discuss your options.


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