Vertigo can be difficult and even sometimes scary to deal with. It causes a feeling of spinning or dizziness even when you’re sitting or laying down, making it hard to feel comfortable being active. Fortunately, vertigo can be treated with the right steps from your Doctor of Audiology, meaning you can get back to living your best life.
At NYHD, we understand that good balance means you can do the things you love most. With the latest in vertigo treatment options and therapies, we can create a customized treatment plan for you and your lifestyle.
Vertigo is a feeling of spinning even when there’s movement or motion involved. Central dizziness, or central vertigo, is one type that is caused by a loss or change in blood flow to the central vestibular areas of the brain. This lapse in blood flow can be caused by certain health concerns or injuries to the brain. This can include things like head injuries, migraines, strokes, or infections. Unlike peripheral vertigo or BPPV, central dizziness can be more intense and last for longer. It can also cause associated symptoms like unwanted eye movements, headaches, weakness, nausea, and problems swallowing.
Without treatment, central vertigo can have a very negative effect on your lifestyle and your wellbeing. It can make you prone to falls or injuries, as well as taking a large toll on your ability to be active and mobile. It’s important to find treatment for central vertigo with the help of your Doctor of Audiology because it’s often caused by serious health concerns. We can partner with you and your primary physician or healthcare team to make sure you’re receiving the care you need for central dizziness while also keeping an eye on the causes.
During an appointment with our Doctors of Audiology, we’ll discuss your symptoms and any possible causes for your central vertigo. This might also include some tests to determine your symptoms and what happens when you experience bouts of dizziness, like uncontrolled eye movements. Treatment for central dizziness can begin with some medications to help manage your symptoms and reduce any discomfort. It’s important to consult with a vascular-neurological specialist to determine the cause of your central vertigo so you can begin to treat the underlying conditions. One great option to manage your vertigo is through vestibular rehabilitation, and your Doctor of Audiology can recommend your best options during your appointment and refer you to the right specialist.
Central vertigo can take a toll on your lifestyle, but our Doctors of Audiology are here to help. With the right treatment steps and vertigo therapies, you can manage your symptoms and get back to living your best life. To schedule an appointment with our team, we invite you to contact our New York City office by calling (212) 774-1971 or filling out our online form.