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Vertigo Causes & Treatment

Your ENT specialists in Anchorage, AK, can help you get relief from vertigo symptoms.

If you frequently experience severe dizziness, it isn’t just annoying. It can also be dangerous. It can come on suddenly while you are driving, working, or even just standing. It may be more than just dizziness because you may be suffering from vertigo. The good news is, your ENT specialists can help with vertigo symptoms.

Dr. Creed Mamikunian and Dr. Ritter Sansoni of Alaska Sinus Center in Anchorage, AK, offer comprehensive ENT services, including treatment for vertigo.

Vertigo is often caused by inner ear problems. Your inner ear works together with your eyes and sensory nerves to help you maintain your balance. When you have vertigo, the signals from your inner ear to your brain don’t match the signals from your eyes and sensory nerves. Your surroundings may begin to spin or move, and you will lose your balance.

Vertigo can also be caused by:

  • A viral infection
  • Quick head movements
  • Migraine headaches
  • Fluid buildup in your inner ear

Your ENT specialists can recommend several effective treatments for vertigo, including:

  • Medications; antihistamines, anticholinergics, anti-nausea medications, anti-anxiety, and migraine medications are all commonly used to treat vertigo symptoms.
  • Posture and physical therapy; techniques and retraining include proper head positioning, and exercises to improve balance.
  • Surgical therapy may be recommended for severe cases of vertigo that don’t respond to other treatments. Antibiotics are injected into your inner ear to disable balance in that ear. Your other ear takes over balance function completely.

To read more detailed information about vertigo symptoms and treatment, please visit the Vertigo page in the Services section on our website, by clicking here.

You can get relief from vertigo symptoms. It’s time to call Dr. Mamikunian and Dr. Sansoni of Alaska Sinus Center in Anchorage, AK, at (907) 563-6673 today to feel better soon!