What You Need To Know About Dizziness

Did you know that more than 4 out of 10 people have experienced dizziness according to the Cleveland Clinic, which is severe enough to send them to a doctor? Dizziness changes your sense of balance and can be dangerous to increase your risk of falling.


Dizziness is described as feelings of unsteadiness, lightheadedness, feeling things are spinning around you and off-balance. It’s often caused by problems with the inner ear, brain, heart, or use of certain medications.

It may get worse when you move a certain way or during specific activities. It may increase your risk of dizziness when you experience:

  • nerve disorder, like sclerosis
  • a large amount of blood loss caused by an injury
  • when you get older
  • infection, inner ear condition such as Ménière disease
  • heart failure
  • a severe illness that affects the entire body

Many of us become dizzy from time to time in a different case. The symptoms are quite vague and can be caused by a wide range of things, and it’s not always easy to identify the underlying cause of it.  Dizziness is a symptom of various disorders and it usually goes away on its own.

Signs and symptoms:

  • loss of hearing
  • feeling everything around you is spinning and off balance
  • feeling lightheaded and faint
  • unsteadiness
  • confusion
  • eye movements you cannot control
  • nausea

Typically, it’s a minor concern that settles when you lie down. However, if you have other symptoms that lead with dizziness, it might be a sign of something more serious. Such as experiencing chest pain, stiff neck, trouble walking, double vision, shortness of breath, back pain, then you should consult a doctor immediately.

It is also best to keep a diary of your dizziness. Record everything when and where you experience the problem. It is useful also if you note what were you doing at the time of your dizziness, how long it lasted and how bad it was.

Dizziness can take a toll on your daily life.  It is best to have a check-up to see the root cause of it to prevent other symptoms that might be adding up.

What our office is known for is helping people like you with dizziness and vertigo. If all else fails, the missing piece may be linked to your nervous system and that’s how we help.

Schedule a consultation with us and get a 15-minute consultation at no cost to you. It’ll include a special nervous system test that will tell us whether or not we can help you.

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