Many individuals confuse “vertigo” with “dizziness.” While there are similarities, vertigo is usually described as a spinning sensation, while dizziness is usually described as lightheadedness. Often, they have different causes and different treatments.
WHAT IS VERTIGO?
Vertigo is the sensation of spinning, even if you are not moving and you’re perfectly still. This can happen if you’re standing, sitting, or even lying down–you may feel like the room is moving about you. The primary cause of vertigo stems from the inner ear, known as our vestibular system. There are a number of factors that can cause vertigo, including: