Dizziness and Vertigo
Dizziness and vertigo are among the most common symptoms causing patients to visit a physician (as common as back pain and headaches).
Dizziness and vertigo can occur from many conditions such as inner ear crystals or infections; neurological conditions such as stroke; traumatic injuries such as whiplash and concussion; and anxiety or low blood pressure.
Falling can be a direct consequence of dizziness and vertigo, and the risk is compounded in elderly with other neurologic deficits and chronic medical problems.
Proper diagnosis can lead to beneficial treatment that can ease these symptoms and return a person to their normal activities.