Vertigo is the term given to the symptom of a feeling of movement. People who suffer vertigo often describe such things as spinning, tilting, rocking, swaying and falling. There are many different causes of vertigo, and it is important that a thorough assessment be performed to determine the factors involved in each individuals symptoms, so that an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management can be carried out.
Physiotherapists trained in vestibular rehabilitation place important emphasis on correct diagnosis of the presenting symptoms of vertigo, and treat accordingly.
There are many known causes of vertigo, these can include:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (known as BPPV). This involves approximately 25% cases of vertigo
- Vestibular neuritis
- Meniere’s disease
- Cervical dizziness
- Peripheral neuropathy