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Category Archives: Vertigo/VesTibular

21 Oct, 2020

Dizziness vs. Vertigo

Have you ever gotten out of bed too quickly and felt funny in your head?  Have you ever rolled over in bed in the middle of the night and woke up with the room spinning?  What exactly is the difference between these two sensations? Dizziness vs. Vertigo Dizziness is a catch all term describing multiple

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19 Jun, 2020

Is The Room Spinning?

Have you ever had the sensation that the room was spinning and you didn’t just come off of a rollercoaster?  That sensation is called vertigo.  Vertigo can be classified as the room spinning or if you feel like you are spinning. Why does this happen? There are several causes of vertigo some of which are

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2 Aug, 2019

Issues in Your Vestibular System Can Lead to Dizziness

The vestibular system is your balance organ and lies deep within your inner ear near the temporal bone of your skull.  If you are experiencing dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or balance problems it has to do with something related to your vestibular system. Its main components are: Three semicircular canals(posterior, anterior, horizontal): The semicircular canals

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23 Aug, 2016

My Experience with BPPV – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

As a physical therapist with over 20 years of experience I have pretty much seen or treated it all; but being the patient was a very different story. Last March, I ended up with firsthand knowledge of what it feels like to suffer from vertigo; specifically BPPV. It was a Thursday in early March when

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29 Jan, 2015

Overview of the Vestibular System

Overview of the Vestibular System The vestibular system is our balance organ and lies deep within the inner ear near the temporal bone of our skull.  Its main components are three semicircular canals (posterior, anterior, horizontal), the cochlea, utricle, and saccule.  The semicircular canals are responsible for sensing the direction and amplitude of head rotation.

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