Are you experiencing dizziness, spinning sensations, or loss of balance? You may be suffering from vertigo, a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide.
Vertigo refers to the sensation of either you, or your environment, spinning or whirling. It occurs as a result of a disruption in your balance (vestibular) system. Other similar feelings of dizziness, lightheadedness, faintness, and unsteadiness can be related symptoms with the same or different contributing factors.
Vertigo usually occurs as a result of a disorder in the vestibular system (structures of the inner ear, the vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebellum) and can also be contributed to by neck issues. Common triggers of vertigo or dizziness include rolling over in bed, getting out of bed, and lifting your head to look up.