Vertigo in Cedar City, UT

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What Is Vertigo?

Vertigo is described as a sensation in which you feel like you're spinning or in motion or the environment around you is spinning or in motion. It is often caused by an inner ear problem, like a calcium buildup, or the result of a viral infection, such as labyrinthitis. Meniere's disease, a disorder of fluid buildup and changing pressure in the ear, can also interfere with balance. Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat provider Dr. Robert D. Pearson specializes in ear conditions and balance disorders. With help from his medical team, he will conduct a health assessment to distinguish between vertigo and dizziness and determine the root cause. Individuals with vertigo or dizziness may frequently experience the following symptoms:

  • Disorientation
  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Poor balance or frequent falls
  • Confusion
  • Lightheadedness

Schedule a consultation with our team in Cedar City, UT to learn more about vertigo and how we can treat it.

What Causes Vertigo?

Vertigo is a sensation of dizziness that makes you feel like you or your surroundings are spinning. It's a symptom, not a condition itself, and can be caused by a variety of things. Each of the following common causes of vertigo affects the inner ear or brain in different ways:

Inner ear problems: These are the most common cause of vertigo. The inner ear contains your balance system, and when there's a problem with it, it can send mixed signals to your brain, causing vertigo. Some inner ear problems that can cause vertigo include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere's disease, and labyrinthitis.

Migraines: Migraines can cause a variety of symptoms, including vertigo. Vertigo caused by migraines is often accompanied by other migraine symptoms, such as headache, nausea, and vomiting.

Medications: Certain medications, such as antibiotics, antidepressants, and diuretics, can cause vertigo as a side effect.

Head and neck injuries: Injuries to the head or neck can damage the inner ear or the nerves that carry balance information to the brain, causing vertigo.

Stroke: A stroke is a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. Strokes can damage the parts of the brain that are responsible for balance, leading to vertigo.

Anxiety: Anxiety can sometimes cause dizziness that feels like vertigo.

How Do We Treat Vertigo?

Vertigo can interfere with driving, working, and day-to-day living, causing falls, which could lead to hip fractures. Treating vertigo depends on what is causing it. Dr. Pearson may recommend canalith repositioning, which is a group of head and body movements that move the calcium particles in the inner ear to other places in the body for reabsorption. He may also recommend some dietary restrictions on alcohol, coffee, and foods that are preserved or processed. Another treatment involves physical therapy or vestibular rehabilitation exercises to help manage dizziness and balance issues. In other cases, medication may be prescribed to relieve the symptoms associated with vertigo, such as nausea or motion sickness. If an infection or inflammation has caused vertigo, then our provider may prescribe antibiotics or steroids to reduce swelling and cure the infection. Diuretics may be another remedy to reduce fluid buildup for those with Meniere's disease.

Best ENT there is!! Dr. Pearson and his staff are very personable. You never feel like just another number. They actively listen and spend time educating and answering questions. I am very confident in his skills and pleased with my results.

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The best clinic I have experienced in Cedar City. Professional staff. Very kind and easy to talk to. And they listened to every word. Dr Pearson answered all of my questions in easy terms that I easily understood. Never felt rushed. Highly recommend this clinic.

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I've always been treated with respect in and out promptly, and staff always friendly, and The Doc has a great bedside manner and knows his stuff!!!!

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Dr Pearson is a very gentle, kind and extremely knowledgeable Dr. I will be recommending him to all my friends and family.

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Dr. Pearson has been GREAT with my children. He always makes them feel comfortable after seeing him I always feel that my children are in the best care possible.

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Resolve Your Symptoms

If you start to notice yourself feeling disoriented, fatigued, or lightheaded, getting help from Dr. Pearson and our expert team at Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat may be the key to improving your quality of life. Reach out to our Cedar City, UT office to find out how we help patients with vertigo or dizziness resolve their symptoms and restore their lives.

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What is the difference between dizziness and vertigo?

While dizziness can be any number of sensations, including light-headedness, wooziness, unsteadiess, or the feeling of being off-balance, vertigo is much more pointed. Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness that makes people experiencing it feel as though they — or their surroundings — are spinning.

What happens if vertigo is left untreated?

Technically, leaving vertigo untreated will only lead to indefinite dizzy spells. However, vertigo could be caused by a problem within the central nervous system, which does make it very important to diagnose, as if this is the case, it could lead to larger issues.

How long does vertigo usually last?

There is no true cap on the length of a bout of vertigo. Some people could experience it for a few seconds, a few minutes, or even a few hours. However, the vast majority of vertigo cases only last for anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes.

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