Vertigo is a very specific type of dizziness that most of us have experienced at least once in our lives, but not all of us know how to identify or where it comes from. Vertigo is an intense feeling of motion or movement, like you were being dropped down one of those elevator rides at a theme park, which can occur when you’re motionless.
Most people experience vertigo in short bursts and rather infrequently. However, for some people, it can last for hours or even days. In the more serious cases, people may experience nausea, vomiting, or an increased heart rate accompanying the unpleasant sensation.
There are two types of vertigo: central vertigo, which is caused by damage to the nervous system, and vertical vertigo, which is caused by issues in the inner ear. The latter type is far more common. Today we’re going to look at some of the things that can cause vertigo. This can help you better understand if you’re in need of medical treatment or if you’re just experiencing a regular bout of vertigo.
Cause of Vertigo #1: Injuries
If you have experienced a head or a neck injury, you might be more likely to experience some sort of vertigo. This isn’t always a common symptom, but it’s certainly more likely that someone recovering from a recent injury of their head or neck will experience vertigo.
It’s generally believed that vertigo caused by injuries will go away as the injury goes away. However, if you still experience chronic vertigo after your injury has disappeared, it may be a sign that you have damaged a nerve or blood vessel in your ear. If this is the case, you should seek medical attention.
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