Vertigo is a sudden internal or external spinning sensation, often triggered by moving your head too quickly. It is not necessarily life-threatening, but it’s a very scary and debilitating condition. Some believe the cause is within the inner ear canals helping to regulate balance. Another reason could be due to fluid buildup in the inner ear that cannot drain. Symptoms of vertigo include dizziness, light headedness, nausea, blurred vision, headaches, spinning, loss of balance, and ringing in the ears, to name a few.
Causes of vertigo can stem from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, inner ear or sinus infections, or side effects of certain medications. Vertigo is also linked to strokes and migraines and can often be related to head or neck injuries