50% of American will experience some form of dizziness in their lifetimes. A call to your physician will reveal that nothing serious is going on, and you may receive the diagnosis of “vertigo”, but what does that really mean?

Vertigo is a sense of spinning that can accompany hundreds of conditions. Unfortunately, saying “you have vertigo” is the equivalent of saying “you have a cough”. It is a sign of something wrong, but you need further testing to determine the cause, is it a simple cold, or pneumonia. In reference to vertigo, is it a simple case of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) or a complicated case of labrynthitis?

When dizziness and vertigo is involved, a little extra detective work will make all the difference in the world. The inner ear (vestibular system) is one of the largest culprits of vertigo, and can easily be diagnosed and treated by a trained professional. Experts at Freedom Physical Therapy Services have the skill and equipment to determine the true cause of vertigo and the correct treatment plan.

Our vestibular and balance experts utilize infrared video goggles, and computerized balance systems to accurately diagnose your “vertigo” and successfully treat it. In the case of BPPV, relief can occur in as little as a few minutes.

Don’t accept vertigo as a final answer. Get the diagnosis and treatment you deserve. Let the experts at Freedom Physical Therapy Services explain what is wrong, and most importantly, help you get better!

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Physical Therapist at Freedom Physical Therapy Services
PT, DPT, CMTPT
Colin O'Brien is a doctor of physical therapy working at Freedom Physical Therapy Services in WI. He specializes in orthopedic care, dry needling, sports medicine and vestibular and balance.