Vertigo

The Wellness Institute Of Dallas

Functional Medicine & Functional Neurology Practice located in Dallas, TX

Vertigo may cause annoying dizzy spells or be severe enough to cause falls and injuries. At The Wellness Institute of Dallas, Brandon Nutt, DC, and Matt Rayner, DC, offer natural solutions to vertigo, including chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle support. At their Dallas office, Dr. Nutt and Dr. Rayner treat all types of vertigo, including dizziness associated with BPPV, migraines, and concussions, so you can feel normal again. Learn more about available treatment options by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.

Vertigo

What is vertigo?

Vertigo is a condition that causes you to feel like you’re spinning or the space around you is spinning. Vertigo is often combined with dizziness and other symptoms, including:


  • A lightheaded or woozy feeling
  • Disorientation
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Trouble with balance


In some cases, vertigo resolves on its own over time. Other causes of vertigo are related to problems with your inner ear, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, or hydration level. Vertigo may also be combined with other symptoms, like tinnitus or nausea and vomiting.


What causes vertigo?

Depending on your vertigo symptoms and the length of time each episode lasts, Dr. Nutt and Dr. Rayner can determine potential causes for your vertigo, including:


  • Dehydration
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Migraines
  • Labyrinthitis or another inner ear infection
  • Vestibular neuronitis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Medications


Problems with your inner ear can cause the normal position receptors in your brain to signal that you’re off-balance, even when you’re standing normally. Dehydration and blood pressure may also affect blood flow to these areas, which can trigger bouts of dizziness as well.


How is vertigo diagnosed?

To diagnose the cause of your vertigo, Dr. Nutt or Dr. Rayner begins with a complete consultation and physical exam to identify potential factors contributing to your symptoms. During the consultation, you’ll be asked about your symptoms, what you feel during dizzy spells, and how long your vertigo symptoms last.

For your physical exam, Dr. Nutt or Dr. Rayner checks your blood pressure, balance, your range of motion, and nerve function. They also include appropriate orthopedic exams, which involve positioning your head and body in positions that may trigger vertigo symptoms.

In some cases, advanced testing may be needed such as blood work, X-rays, or an MRI. Based on their findings, Dr. Nutt or Dr. Rayner explains your diagnosis and outlines a treatment plan. If you have an ear infection causing your symptoms, they refer you for antibiotics or other treatment.


How is vertigo treated?

Dr. Nutt and Dr. Rayner treat vertigo based on your individual diagnosis and symptoms. In some cases, lifestyle modifications, including drinking enough water, following a nutritious diet, and decreasing stress, can reduce your symptoms.

In cases of BPPV, you may benefit from a canalith repositioning procedure called the Epley maneuver, which is performed in the office. Chiropractic adjustments may also reduce any neck stiffness or pain associated with your symptoms.

To schedule a visit for vertigo treatment, use the online booking feature or call The Wellness Institute of Dallas directly today.