5 Signs of Vertigo

Nov2nd 2022

Many people experience dizziness or lightheadedness at some point in their lives, but for some, these sensations are much more severe and debilitating. This condition is known as vertigo, and it can make daily activities extremely difficult—or even impossible—to carry out. 

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the signs and symptoms of this condition and how physiotherapy and chiropractic care can help in treating vertigo.

What is Vertigo? 

Do you ever get that feeling like the world is spinning around you? If so, you may be experiencing vertigo.

Vertigo is a type of dizziness that makes you feel like either you or your surroundings are moving when they’re not. It’s often described as a feeling of being off-balance or lightheaded.

It can be triggered by certain changes in head position, such as lying down or standing up too quickly. It can also be triggered by changes in barometric pressure or temperature. 

There are many possible causes of vertigo. Most commonly, it is caused by a problem with the inner ear or the vestibular nerve – the nerve that sends signals from the inner ear to the brain. Other possible causes include Meniere’s disease, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), migraines, stroke, and brain tumors. 

Signs 

Vertigo can be a very debilitating condition, and it is important to be aware of the signs so that you can seek treatment. Here are 5 signs that you may be suffering from vertigo:

  1. Sensations of spinning or floating: This is the most common sign of vertigo and it can be very disorienting. If you feel like you’re spinning even when you’re lying still, it’s likely that you’re experiencing vertigo.
  1. Dizziness or lightheadedness: These symptoms are often associated with vertigo, and they can make it difficult to function normally. This feeling can be accompanied by a sense of loss of balance or feeling unsteady on your feet. 
  1. Nausea or vomiting: Nausea and vomiting are other common symptoms of vertigo, and they can make it difficult to eat or drink. 
  1. Increased heart rate: An increased heart rate is another sign that something isn’t quite right. When combined with other symptoms like dizziness and nausea, an increased heart rate could indicate that you’re experiencing vertigo.
  1. Seeing double or triple vision: While not as common as the other symptoms on this list, seeing double or triple vision can also be a sign of vertigo—especially if coupled with sensations of spinning.

Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can last for a few minutes or several hours. In some cases, vertigo can last for days or even weeks at a time. 

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible so that an accurate diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment can be administered. 

How Can It Be Treated?

One of the most common treatments for vertigo is physiotherapy. Physiotherapy helps to retrain the brain to properly process information from the inner ear. This is done through a variety of exercises that help to improve balance and coordination. Physiotherapy can also help to reduce nausea and vomiting associated with vertigo. 

Chiropractic care is another effective treatment for vertigo. Chiropractic care involves manipulating the spine and skull so that pressure is not placed on the inner ear. This can help to realign the bones and relieve pressure on the nerves, which can reduce vertigo symptoms. Chiropractic care can also help to improve balance and coordination. 

Let Us Help You!

If you experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis, it’s important to see a doctor so they can diagnose the underlying cause and recommend treatment options. There are many effective treatments for vertigo, including physiotherapy and chiropractic care, so don’t suffer in silence. 

Book an appointment at Rosedale Wellness Centre today by calling us at 416-975-0499 or filling out our online contact form