Common Causes of Dizziness or Vertigo
When you receive treatment for balance and vestibular issues, we treat common causes of dizziness or vertigo. To learn more about these causes, please refer to the articles listed below, which take you to our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia website:
- Acoustic neuroma: Information about acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor on the vestibular nerve.
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): Topic overview of BPPV, describing what it is and the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Bilateral vestibular loss from ototoxic medications that can damage the vestibular system
- Dizziness: Lightheadedness and Vertigo: Overview of dizziness, including definitions of lightheadedness and vertigo and their causes.
- Labyrinthitis or vestibular neuronitis (from viral infections): Information about labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Ménière's disease: Topic overview of Ménière's disease, which is an inner ear problem that affects your hearing and balance.
- Migraine-related dizziness: Learn about migraine headaches, which are painful, throbbing headaches that can last from 4 to 72 hours.
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Unilateral vestibular hypofunction