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Vertigo

One of the most common medical complain is the feeling that you are moving when you are not, is what known as vertigo. You may also experience that objects around you are moving when they are not.

Vertigo can give you a feeling which is similar to motion sickness, but not as same as light-headedness.

Patient most often describe the experience of vertigo as feeling dizzy or having a feeling as if the place where you are standing is spinning. Causes which are most common in vertigo are,

  • BPPV- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Acute onset vertigo
  • Meniere’s disease

Treatment of vertigo depends entirely on the cause. Treatments which are used in most of the cases are certain physical manoeuvres and in some cases if it is needed special medications such as vestibular blocking agents are given.

What causes vertigo?

Vertigo is generally of two types, one which includes the problem in the vestibular nerve or inner ear, is peripheral vertigo and another occurs when there is a problem in cerebellum of the brain which is known as central vertigo.

Peripheral vertigo covers almost about 93% of all vertigo cases. The causes of peripheral vertigo, includes:

  • Meniere’s disease
  • APV- Acute peripheral vestibulopathy
  • Perilymphatic fistula
  • Abnormal bone growth in the middle ear or otosclerosis Central vertigo can be caused by the following:
  • A tumor in the cerebellum
  • Stroke
  • Migrain

Treatment for vertigo:

Depending on the cause of vertigo the treatment for this disease rely on. We at Dr Neetu Modgil, pledge to provide you will the most suitable treatment specially crafted for you.

Common treatment for vertigo is the implementation of the medicine such as vestibular blocking agents. For specific causes of vertigo treatments include,

  • Bed rest, VBAs, antiemetic medication for acute vertigo attack
  • A specific treatment BPPV which is used for loosens the calcium crystals and clear that from ear canal
  • VBAs and bed rest for acute peripheral vestibulopathy
  • Diuretic medications, antiemetic medications, VBAs and bed rest is advised for the patient with meniere’s disease.

There is no one size fit all treatment for vertigo disorder. The diagnosis of vertigo is crucial. Problems related to balance and dizziness require immediate attention to maintain a quality life and keep the patient safe.

We at Dr Neetu Modgil with over 15+ years of experience in treating vertigo, have treated hundreds of vertigo cases with 100% rate of success. We provide you with the most advanced testing facility, which will expose the problem and in return help us to provide you with the best treatment option suitable for you.

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