Understanding Vertigo: Causes, Symptoms, and Support

Understanding Vertigo: Causes, Symptoms, and Support


At Spark & Sound Health Scarborough, we understand the debilitating effects of vertigo on everyday life. Whether you’ve experienced it firsthand or know someone who has, vertigo is more than just feeling dizzy—it can significantly impact one’s ability to work, enjoy leisure activities, and even perform routine tasks. Let’s delve into what vertigo is, what causes it, and how we can offer support.

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning or dizziness that occurs when there is a disturbance in the balance of the inner ear or the parts of the brain that control balance. It’s often associated with a feeling that the room is spinning around you or that you yourself are spinning. This sensation can be triggered by certain movements of the head, changes in position, or even without any apparent cause.

Causes of Vertigo

Several conditions can lead to vertigo:


  1. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): This is the most common cause and occurs when tiny calcium particles clump up in the canals of the inner ear.


  1. Meniere’s Disease: A disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance, often accompanied by ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and progressive hearing loss.


  1. Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis: Inflammation of the vestibular nerve or inner ear labyrinth, usually caused by a viral infection.


  1. Migraine-associated Vertigo: Some people experience vertigo as a symptom of migraines.


  1. Head or Neck Injuries: Trauma to the head or neck can disrupt the inner ear or the vestibular system.


Symptoms of Vertigo

Vertigo can manifest with various symptoms, including:


– Spinning sensation

– Loss of balance

– Nausea or vomiting

– Sweating

– Abnormal eye movements

These symptoms can vary in intensity and duration, depending on the underlying cause of vertigo.

How We Can Help at Spark & Sound Health Scarborough

At Spark & Sound Health, we offer comprehensive support and treatment options tailored to your individual needs:

 1.Diagnostic Services: Through tests and assessments our physiotherapist can help diagnose


  1. Personalized Treatment Plans: Depending on the cause of your vertigo, our specialists will develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include maneuvers to reposition displaced inner ear crystals (for BPPV), medications to relieve symptoms, or vestibular rehabilitation exercises.


  1. Educational Resources: We provide information and resources to help you understand vertigo better and manage its impact on your daily life.


  1. Supportive Community: Join our community where individuals experiencing vertigo can share experiences, tips, and encouragement.


  1. Holistic Approach: We emphasize a holistic approach to health, integrating physical therapies, lifestyle adjustments, and emotional support to enhance overall well-being.



Vertigo is a challenging condition that can disrupt your life, but with the right support and treatment, managing its symptoms and improving your quality of life is possible. At Spark & Sound Health Scarborough, we’re dedicated to helping you navigate through vertigo with compassion and expertise. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward regaining your balance and confidence.

Let’s conquer vertigo together!

Contact Spark & Sound Health Scarborough 416-757-0006


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