Vertigo is one of the most common causes of vertigo — the sudden sensation that you're spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning. The signs and symptoms are:
• A sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo)
• A loss of balance or unsteadiness
HOW IS VERTIGO DIAGNOSED?
The doctor may do a series of tests to determine the cause of your dizziness. Other tests may include:
• Electronystagmography (ENG) or videonystagmography (VNG). This test can help determine if dizziness is due to inner ear disease by measuring involuntary eye movements while your head is placed in different positions or your balance organs are stimulated with water or air.
• Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This test uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create cross-sectional images of head and body.
HOW IS VERTIGO TREATED?
Some types of vertigo will disappear without treatment, and even where the type of vertigo has a simple and effective treatment, patients may prefer to take the watchful waiting route. In very rare cases, where the Epley maneuver has not proven effective after a number of attempts, surgery may be recommended. When the vertigo is thought to be due to inflammation of the vestibular nerve (vestibular neuronitis), a central cause, or is idiopathic (has an unknown cause), relief of symptoms can be achieved with drug treatment - although this will not correct the cause, it is purely symptomatic.
DID YOU KNOW?
If the patient is experience a lot of dizziness it is important to take adequate support staff or support equipments in order to avoid any unforeseen situations.