Dizziness – Vertigo
Fort Collins Dizziness (Vertigo) Relief
Dizziness is a common description for many different feelings. Vertigo/dizziness is a complaint that has been documented as a finding after car crashes in a number of pieces of scientific literature. One source stated that 15% of car crash victims will experience vertiginous symptoms and 4% will have associated tinnitis (ringing in the ears). This is especially true in the case of rear impact collisions. The feeling of dizziness may be very familiar to you, yet difficult to describe.
Vertigo is a medical term to describe the feeling of spinning, whirling, or motion either of yourself or your surroundings. This is the same feeling you might have after getting off a merry-go-round or spinning in place. Several diseases of the balance organs of the inner ear can cause vertigo, or it may be a symptom of a tumor or stroke. It may also be a result of an injury.
Dizziness may be just mildly annoying or caused by something possibly life threatening. Often after an auto accident injury people experience this as a symptom of the injury sustained.
When you might feel dizziness:
- Fainting or near fainting such as “at the sight of blood” or with emotional upset
- Fainting or near fainting from standing up too quickly or standing still too long
- Weakness during a flu, cold, or other illness
- Seasickness or motion sickness
- Queasiness, nausea, or vomiting
- Confused thinking
- Fatigue, tiredness, or daytime sleepiness
- Clumsy hands or stumbling walking
Joints are stabilized by thick bands of tissue called ligaments which surround them. These ligaments allow the joint to move only in specific directions. Some joints move in multiple planes; therefore, they need more than one group of ligaments to hold the joint in proper alignment. The ligaments are anchored to bone on each side of the joint. If a ligament is stretched or torn, the injury is called a sprain.
Call or contact us today to set an appointment with our Doctor to begin treating your symptoms of Dizziness or Vertigo.