Don’t Ignore your Dizziness!

Dizziness is a term that is used for a variety of sensations that can mean different things to different people. Spinning, wobbly, unsteady, and lightheaded are some of the few words people use to describe their dizziness.

Dizziness can be caused by a number of different factors. One potential cause of dizziness includes a problem within the balance control mechanism. For example, vertigo can be caused by a disturbance in a particular part of the inner ear - the vestibular system. The number one symptom with vertigo is spinning. The vestibular system provides your brain with information about your head in relation to gravity. When there is miscommunication between your inner ear and your brain, the result may be dizziness, vertigo (spinning), imbalance, disorientation and possibly nausea and vomiting.

Vertigo is not the only cause of dizziness. There are several other reasons why someone may feel dizzy. However, no matter what the cause, dizziness is a symptom that can be treated when appropriately diagnosed. Diagnosing takes the appropriate clinical examination to determine the cause of your symptoms. When diagnosed, appropriate treatment can resolve your dizziness.

Do not IGNORE your symptoms of dizziness. Several people mistaken dizziness for the normal aging progress, hormonal imbalance, or make excuses and blame their symptoms on their imagination. The truth is, none of these statements are accurate.

It is important to seek medical attention from your doctor and/or physical therapist to discuss your symptoms of dizziness.