Vertigo

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Elite Urgent Care

Urgent Care & Aesthetics Specialists located in Modesto, CA

Vertigo is about more than feeling dizzy. This chronic condition can leave you feeling so off balance you’re unable to drive, work, or even perform routine tasks. At Elite Urgent Care in Modesto, California, Amrik S. Basi, MD, and the expert physicians can help you manage vertigo, so it doesn’t start affecting your daily life. Book your vertigo evaluation online or over the phone, or walk into the clinic during business hours.

Vertigo Q & A

What causes vertigo?

Having vertigo is like living with a sporadic spinning flare-up that can spark up at any point in time. In most cases, an inner ear abnormality causes vertigo, which is why you experience balance issues. Vertigo can stem from:

  • Calcium particle buildups on your inner ear canals (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
  • Fluid buildup and air pressure changes in your ears (Meniere’s disease)
  • Viral inner ear infections, including labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis
  • Head or neck injury, like whiplash
  • Stroke or tumor

Occasionally, vertigo is linked to chronic migraines, too. No matter what’s causing your case of vertigo though, it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms and seek medical intervention early on.

What are the symptoms of vertigo?

It’s common for a change in your head position to cause a vertigo flare-up. For instance, if you suddenly sit up in bed after waking up, you might find that you immediately experience vertigo symptoms, which can include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Ringing in your ears
  • A throbbing headache
  • Spinning or swaying sensations
  • Difficulty feeling balanced
  • Falling or pulling in one direction while walking

The practitioners at Elite Urgent Care have experience in recognizing vertigo symptoms and diagnosing you properly. They can get you started on treatment right away.

How is vertigo treated?

Sometimes, episodes of vertigo resolve on their own, simply because your brain is designed to adapt and find other ways to restore balance. But if vertigo is continuing to affect your daily life, the team at Elite Urgent Care may suggest:

  • Motion sickness medications
  • Antibiotic medications
  • Steroid drugs
  • Diuretics

Learning canalith repositioning maneuvers, which involves moving your head and body in specific directions, can also help move calcium deposits away from your ear canals — if that’s what’s causing your vertigo. These specialized motions encourage your body to absorb the calcium naturally.

You don’t have to learn to live with vertigo once you start treatment at Elite Urgent Care. Your dedicated vertigo specialist finds an effective solution that works for your specific symptoms.

You’re always welcome to walk into Elite Urgent Care for a vertigo examination. You can also schedule a visit online or over the phone.