Vertigo: Is It a Disease or a Symptom?

POSTED: 24 Feb, 2024

Feeling like the room is spinning? You’re not alone! Did you know that 80% of individuals over 65 have experienced vertigo at least once? While dizzying, vertigo itself isn’t a disease—it’s a symptom often linked to inner ear issues.

Vertigo - Disease or Symptoms

Vertigo can come with various symptoms

1. Room spinning
2. Dizziness
3. Blurred vision
4. Unsteadiness and falls
5. Motion sensitivity
6. Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
7. Hearing loss
8. Ear pressure or fullness

Common Causes of Vertigo

1. BPPV: Brief, intense vertigo triggered by movements due to displaced inner ear

2. Neuritis and Labyrinthitis: Sudden, constant vertigo from ear inflammation, often

3. Meniere’s Disease: Episodes of intense vertigo with hearing changes due to inner ear
fluid build-up.

4. Acoustic Neuroma: Balance and vertigo issues from a non-cancerous cranial nerve

Physiotherapy Offers Hope

  1. Successful methods like Particle Repositioning Manoeuvres (PRM) can resolve BPPV by accurately repositioning inner ear crystals.
  2. Vestibular physiotherapy encourages the brain to compensate for lost inner ear function, using exercises to improve balance and gait.
  3. No one should live their life on a carousel of dizziness. Our team of expert physiotherapists is here to support you in regaining your balance and stepping off the spinning roundabout of vertigo.

Contact Integrate Physio Team

Contact us today at 1300 895 169 to schedule a customized physiotherapy session. Together, we can chart a course toward stability and a life without the fear of falling at every turn. Join our community striving for a dizzy-free life, and reach out to our friendly team.


About the author

Meet Yamini, a senior physiotherapist with a special interest in Women & Pelvic Health, and the co-director of Integrate Physiotherapy. With a focus on providing compassionate care, Yamini offers comprehensive management for all aspects of pelvic health at our Narangba location. Currently pursui ... more

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