Vertigo Treatment


Vertigo is a condition that can cause a person to feel like they are spinning or that their surroundings are spinning around them. Vertigo can be caused by a number of different things, including inner ear infections, migraines, and head injuries.

Vertigo can be an extremely frustrating and debilitating condition, making it difficult to carry out everyday activities. At REVO Rehab, we offer a variety of services to help Vertigo sufferers in the Rock Hill area.

Our team of experts provides custom treatment plans for Vertigo therapy, which can help to reduce the symptoms of Vertigo and improve quality of life.

We also offer Vestibular Rehabilitation, an exercise-based program that helps to retrain the brain to process information from the vestibular system.

If you or someone you know is suffering from Vertigo, please don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions about Vertigo Treatment?

What are the symptoms of Vertigo?

The most common symptoms of Vertigo include dizziness, lightheadedness, a sense of spinning or swaying, unsteadiness or imbalance, nausea, and vomiting. Other associated symptoms may include sweating, headaches, difficulty concentrating, and problems with vision. In some cases, people may also experience hearing loss in one ear or ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Symptoms of Vertigo may last for a few seconds, several hours, and sometimes even days. They may come on suddenly and without warning or develop gradually over time. Specific activities like sudden head movements or changes in position can also trigger Vertigo. Seeking medical advice if you experience any of these symptoms is important. Treatment for Vertigo may include medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes. The goal of treatment is to reduce the intensity and frequency of symptoms so that the person can return to their daily activities. Taking steps to avoid triggers, such as sudden head movements or positional changes, can also help lessen or prevent episodes of Vertigo.

How is Vertigo diagnosed?

Diagnosis of Vertigo typically involves a physical examination, a medical history review, and tests to assess balance and inner ear functioning. The physical exam may include an analysis of eye movements, muscle strength, coordination, reflexes, and gait. Your doctor may also look in your ears with an otoscope instrument to check for any signs of infection or disease.

What treatments are available for Vertigo?

Treatment for Vertigo depends on the underlying cause. For example, medications may be prescribed to treat if a viral infection or an inner ear disorder causes Vertigo. Other treatments for Vertigo include physical therapy to help with balance and coordination, vestibular rehabilitation to improve eye movements and other balance-related activities, and lifestyle modifications, such as limiting caffeine or alcohol intake. In some cases, surgery may be recommended if a structural issue in the inner ear causes Vertigo. Your doctor can help you determine the best treatment plan for your particular condition.

Are there any lifestyle changes I should make to prevent or reduce symptoms of Vertigo?

Yes, you can make a few lifestyle changes to help reduce the symptoms of Vertigo. These include avoiding activities that cause rapid head movements, such as roller coasters or other thrill rides; avoiding alcohol and caffeine; reducing stress and fatigue; sleeping on your back with your head elevated slightly or using a unique vertigo pillow; and avoiding activities that make you too hot or cold, such as saunas and cold baths. Additionally, getting plenty of rest and exercise regularly; the latter can help improve balance and prevent falls due to vertigo-related dizziness. Finally, if your Vertigo is caused by an inner ear infection or Meniere’s disease, you may need to take medication prescribed by your doctor.

Is there a cure for Vertigo?

At this time, there is no cure for Vertigo. However, many people find relief from the symptoms of Vertigo by making lifestyle changes, such as avoiding trigger activities or substances that may bring on episodes of dizziness and nausea. If these measures are not providing enough relief, medications may be used to reduce the severity of the symptoms.

How long does it take for Vertigo symptoms to subside?

The duration of symptoms and recovery from Vertigo varies depending on the cause. BPPV, for example, can resolve quickly after one to two weeks of treatment. Other reasons may take several days to months to resolve completely. Working with your healthcare provider to find the most effective treatment plan that fits your needs is important. Many cases of Vertigo respond well to a combination of medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes.

Is it possible to prevent Vertigo?

Yes, some steps can be taken to reduce the risk of Vertigo. Avoiding activities that cause dizziness, such as spinning or roller coaster rides, can help minimize the symptoms. Reducing stress levels and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also help decrease the risk of developing Vertigo. Wearing well-fitting shoes with good arch support can help prevent falls caused by sudden changes in balance. Finally, avoiding contact sports is recommended, as head trauma can cause Vertigo.

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Rock Hill Office

1317 Ebenezer Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: (803) 207-8177
Fax: (803) 207-8130

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