Vertigo Specialist

Jacinto Medical Group

Family Practice & Neurologists located in Baytown, TX & La Porte, TX

If you’re feeling off balance or experiencing a sudden sensation that the room is spinning, you may have vertigo. The team at Jacinto Medical Group, with offices in Baytown and La Porte, Texas, specializes in the treatment of vertigo and offer fall prevention therapy. For expert care, call the nearest office today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Vertigo

What is vertigo?

Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness that makes you feel as though you’re swaying or tilting. You may experience vertigo as a result of any number of causes, including:

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

BPPV occurs when calcium particles build up in your inner ear, affecting your balance.

Vestibular neuritis

Vestibular neuritis is an infection that causes inflammation in your inner ear and the surrounding nerves.

Meniere’s disease

Meniere’s disease develops when fluid collects in your ear, affecting your sense of balance. You may also experience ringing in your ear with Meniere’s disease.

Migraines, a head or neck injury, and some medications can also lead to vertigo.

What are the symptoms of vertigo?

Vertigo may produce a number of symptoms beyond making you feel like your world is slanted.

Common symptoms of vertigo include:

  • Feeling off balance
  • Spinning
  • Tilting
  • Swaying
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Double vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Sensitivity to light

The severity of your symptoms may vary and last seconds or days. You may also find that your symptoms worsen with specific head movements or positions.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the team at Jacinto Medical Group can perform a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of your vertigo and provide the most appropriate treatment.

How is vertigo treated?

To treat your vertigo, the team at Jacinto Medical Group focuses on the underlying cause to help you get full relief. Your treatment may include:

  • Antihistamines
  • Anti-nausea medication
  • Prescription sedatives

If your vertigo is caused by BPPV, the team at Jacinto Medical Group may recommend canalith repositioning, which is a therapy that moves your head in specific directions to help dislodge the calcium deposits in your ear.

What is fall prevention therapy?

Because of the effects vertigo has on your balance, you may be at risk for falls. The team at Jacinto Medical Group may recommend fall prevention therapy to help avert an injury.

During fall prevention therapy, you’re taught specific exercises to improve muscle strength and flexibility and techniques to help you maintain balance.

For management of your dizziness or vertigo, call Jacinto Medical Group today or schedule an appointment online.