What is Vertigo?
We specialize in the treatment of vertigo at our clinic in Savannah, GA. Vertigo is due to dysfunction of your vestibular system in your brain. You have a peripheral vestibular system and central vestibular system. When there is an imbalance from the right and left sides of your brain, the result is vertigo.
The job of your vestibular system is to tell your brain where your head and neck is located at all times. It also is a direct input into your postural reflexes, eye movements, social cognition, attention, memory, mental imagery, behaviors, and emotions. When you are experiencing vertigo, whether that is acute, positional or chronic, this will affect all of these other brain regions. At our clinic in Savannah, GA we help those suffering from various types of vertigo and dizziness every week.
Why do I have Vertigo?
The reason that you have vertigo is due to an imbalance between your left and right side of your brain. When this occurs, your brain is having a difficult time assessing where your head and neck are located. Your vestibular system, the one that is causing your vertigo, has been damaged, weakened, or dis-inhibited. There are many reasons to have vertigo, but the most common reason is BPPV or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
What is BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)?
BPPV occurs due to little stones known as otoconia that get dislodged from one part of your brain into another. These stones are much heavier than the surrounding matter, leading to a much stronger sensory input to the brain. Because your vestibular system drives our non-volitional eye movements, you get the spins. Learn more about benign paroxysmal positional vertigo here.
What Can Trigger Vertigo?
The most common reason for vertigo is positional changes seen with BPPV. This is usually felt due to head positions with activities such as unloading the dishwasher or putting up the dishes. The only thing required to produce vertigo is an imbalance between the left and right side of your brain. This imbalance can be caused by so many things including:
- BPPV or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
- Concussion or mTBI
- Inflammation in your vestibular system
- Genetic Alterations (Weakness)
- Cerebellum Dysfunction – It is the job of your cerebellum to coordinate your balance systems.
- Nutritional Imbalances
- So much more…
What are the Types of Vertigo?
There are many types of vertigo and dizziness. Many patients are receiving medication when they need to be rehabilitated. We get such excellent results with our vertigo patients because we address the cause of their vertigo. All dizziness is not the same and neither is all vertigo. Treating these the same is leading to a lifetime of suffering for many people.
If you are experiencing vertigo, we encourage you to get a second opinion. Our clinic in Savannah, GA specializes in the treatment of vertigo through Clinical Neuroscience. This allows us to address the weakened areas of your brain and rehabilitate them to stop the spinning, dizziness, or moving difficulties.
How do you Treat Vertigo?
The key to successfully overcoming your vertigo is to first, have a correct diagnosis. Most of the patients we see at our clinic in Savannah, GA that are suffering from vertigo have had an improper diagnosis. There are so many types of vertigo and most of the treatments being performed in doctors’ offices are incorrect.
Advancements in the treatment of vertigo have made incredible leaps over the last few years. Our understanding of the vestibular system and what dysfunctions have caused vertigo, allow us to help the most difficult of vertigo patients.
To successfully treat vertigo, you must understand what is causing you to have the spins. Then you must be able to correct, compensate, or habituate that response. At our clinic, we utilize brain-based rehabilitation through Clinical Neuroscience to strengthen the areas of your brain to stop your vertigo.
Give us a call today to set up a complimentary phone consultation with the doctor.