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by Brian M. Hendricks, DO    September 27, 2022

There are many causes of dizziness, and the word “dizziness” can mean different things. Conventionally, we think of dizziness as an inner ear problem, but this is not always the case. Typically, inner ear problems manifest as vertigo. “Vertigo” is a distinct symptom that is characterized by “spinning.” The patient may feel like they are spinning or the environment is spinning. Other symptoms, such as “lightheadedness” or “unsteadiness” are usually not inner ear related and can be caused by an number of other different problems, including blood pressure issues, cardiac conditions, peripheral nerve weakness or a problem with the central nervous system.

Understanding and defining the symptom you have can help better direct you to the appropriate provider you need to help you, and can cut down on unnecessary visits. If you are experiencing vertigo, we would be happy to evaluate and treat your condition.

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