Vertigo Specialist

MN Ear & Sinus Center -  - ENT Physician and Surgeon

MN Ear & Sinus Center

ENT Physician and Surgeons & Audiologists located in Blaine, MN

Vertigo, also referred to as dizziness, often feels unpleasant or even debilitating. If you’ve recently felt like the room around you is spinning, turn to MN Ear & Sinus Center in Blaine, Minnesota, for relief. The highly trained ENT physicians and surgeons can diagnose and treat vertigo to reduce dizzy spells and restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or booking online today.

Vertigo Q & A

What is vertigo?

Vertigo is a medical condition in which you experience an off-balance sensation associated with inner ear issues. It often results from problems with balance centers in the inner ear and your brain. Treatment with MN Ear & Sinus Center can reduce dizziness and other unpleasant symptoms associated with vertigo.

What are the signs of vertigo?

If you have vertigo, you might notice the following signs and symptoms associated with your condition:

  • Balance problems
  • Motion sickness
  • Lightheadedness
  • A feeling of fullness in your ears
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Uncontrollable eye movements

Vertigo can feel debilitating, but with the right treatment, you can experience relief.

What causes vertigo?

The cause of vertigo isn’t always clear, but it often results from complications in your inner ear. Examples include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis, and Meniere’s disease – all of which cause inner ear problems.

How does my provider diagnose vertigo?

To diagnose vertigo and develop the most effective treatment plan, your ENT specialist reviews your medical history and symptoms. They complete an exam and might recommend you undergo blood tests or imaging procedures. Your doctor may also suggest eye and head movement tests or balance testing.

What are my vertigo treatment options?

Depending on the severity of your condition, your ENT specialist might recommend the following treatments for vertigo:

Medication

If vertigo results from inflammation or fluid buildup, your doctor may suggest you take medications to reduce dizzy spells and other unpleasant symptoms associated with your condition. 

Vestibular therapy

Vestibular therapy includes treatments that strengthen your vestibular system and help you maintain better body balance. 

Particle repositioning maneuvers 

Particle repositioning maneuvers help move calcium crystals from your ear canal into the inner ear chamber to reduce dizzy spells.

Surgery

In severe vertigo cases, your ENT specialist might recommend you undergo surgery to correct inner ear problems and alleviate unpleasant symptoms. They may remove your inner ear sense organ during a procedure called labyrinthectomy. 

Don’t live with vertigo and dizziness that negatively affect your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with MN Ear & Sinus Center by phone or book online for symptom relief today.