Vertigo and dizziness can severely impact your everyday life, making you feel unsafe and unsteady on your feet. Dr. White of Alexandria, Louisiana, offers comprehensive vertigo treatment to address both its cause and symptoms. At Alexandria Sinus, Ear, and Allergy Center, you receive a custom treatment plan to help you overcome vertigo.
The feeling of extreme dizziness and feeling off-balance is vertigo. When you experience a vertigo episode, it makes the world feel like it’s spinning. Men and women of any age can experience vertigo, but it’s more likely to occur in older adults.
In most cases, an issue inside the ear causes vertigo. Some of the most common causes of vertigo are:
In addition to the false spinning sensation common with vertigo, you may experience nausea, headache, sweating, or hearing issues during an episode.
Vertigo is treated differently depending on the cause. Dr. White creates a custom treatment plan to treat your vertigo and address both its causes and symptoms. Some common vertigo treatments include a combination of the following therapies:
In many cases, vertigo goes away naturally as your body adjusts. In the meantime, the Alexandria Sinus, Ear, Nose, and Allergy Center team collaborates with you to find a solution.
To diagnose your vertigo, Dr. White completes several examinations like eye and head movement tests and blood tests.
Treatment results vary depending on the cause of your vertigo. BPPV-caused vertigo, for example, may go away after one adjustment session as the body absorbs calcium deposits.
Other infections and conditions like Meniere's disease may go away after a course of medication, easing your vertigo after a short time. Either way, Dr. White’s vertigo treatments address your immediate symptoms, so you feel better while also striving to eliminate the cause.