When you hear the word “vertigo” do you think of the great Hitchcock movie or the medical condition. If you have ever had vertigo you know it is one of the worst feelings in the world. Spinning rooms, loss of balance, lightheaded and nausea are the most common symptoms. For many, the first time they feel like this can be quite concerning as well, are they having a stroke, are they dehydrated, is something wrong in their brain or is it an eye problem? It is not uncommon to have these symptoms and seek medical care which is a great thing to do. For many patients it is a benign condition and a good exam simple treatment, reassurance and education is all that is needed, for others it may be a sign of a more concerning condition and further testing is needed.
So first let’s do a quick lesson on our balance. When you think about it the body is amazing, think of the