Vertigo is a particular type of “dizzy spell” where one feels like they are spinning, or the world around them is spinning. There are a number of causes of vertigo, including inner ear conditions (e.g. Meniere’s Disease), medication side effects, and stroke, to name a few. Head and neck trauma are also associated with vertigo, and are often overlooked.
Dizziness can be a one-time event, or it can be a chronic, long-lasting problem. Nearly everyone who is dizzy will get better. This is because a person’s sense of balance is a complex interaction between the brain, each ear’s separate vestibular system, sensors in the muscles, and sense of vision. When one component breaks down, the others usually learn to compensate.
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