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Dizziness, Vertigo or Menieres?

Three different names for the feeling like your world is not sitting straight and you are almost ready to barf. Let’s look at the typical symptoms.

Dizziness happens usually due to a position change although a medical professional can stimulate it. The most often case you hear about is when you are slightly off center after standing up too rapidly. Kids love this feeling and actually need this sort of stimulus in order to fully develop their neurological systems. This is why we like roller coasters, swings and spinning when we are young and don’t enjoy it much after we are grown. The dizziness usually relieves after a few moments.


Vertigo is due to abnormal stimulus happening to the balance centers within the inner ear and is usually provoked by moving the head in one specific movement. The trigger can happen at various times and can last for a few minutes. Fortunately, there is treatment available that can reset the balance organs and hopefully get rid of that annoying feeling of the room moving around you. If you have this problem you should be looking for a therapist that has the specialized training in regards to vertigo. At 360 Mayfield, we have that service available.

Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease is disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance. It is characterized by episodes of vertigo, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and hearing loss. The hearing loss comes and goes for some time, alternating between ears, and can become permanent. This condition cannot be treated by rehabilitation professionals and should be followed by you family doctor and preferably an ear/ nose/ throat specialist.

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