Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness. It is quite different than the feeling of being a little off balance or the feeling of getting dizzy when your blood sugar goes to low. Symptoms of vertigo can be very extreme, and debilitating for some.
Symptoms can include:?
- Feeling like they are spinning, or objects are moving
- Feeling of being pulled in a direction or loss of balance
- Tilting or swaying
- Any movement of the head or changing positions can worsen the symptoms
- Light headed
- Ringing in the ears
There are multiple causes of vertigo, so determining the actual cause is key.
Here are various conditions that can cause vertigo:
- Fluid in the ear/Eustachian tube
- Calcium crystals in the ear/Eustachian tube
- Swelling in the ear/Eustachian tube
- Circulation/poor blood flow
- Certain types of anxiety
- Symptom of migraine
- Actual tumor or blockage
Treatment depends on the cause of vertigo. If any of these factors are present they can contribute to vertigo.
- Dysfunction in the cranium. In particular, the temporal bone which has connection to the vestibular system
- Imbalance in the bite (occlusion). Any imbalance in the bite can cause dysfunction in the cranium, and how the bones move. This is important because of the forces that go into the temporal bone.
- Stress, in particular emotional stress can be a trigger for vertigo.