What Is Vertigo?
Vertigo is defined as a sensation of whirling, spinning or loss of balance and is the most common symptoms reported with central and peripheral vestibular dysfunction. Vertigo is not so much a syndrome but is a symptom associated with vestibular dysfunctions.
Feelings of dizziness, being off balance, difficulty walking (especially in crowded environments and on uneven surfaces), feeling as though the room is spinning, feeling as if you are on a boat when on dry land, and running in to things while walking are all common patient complaints associated with vertigo.
Vertigo occurs because there is a discrepancy between the information the body is relaying from the peripheral vestibular system to the central peripheral system or the central vestibular system is malfunctioning and unable to correctly determine where the body is in space.
How HDPT Treats Vertigo
At HDPT, we treat vertigo by determining the underlying cause of the vertigo and specifically design treatment protocols to correct this dysfunction.