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As an ear, nose, and throat specialist, I often see patients who experience dizziness or vertigo. It can be a frightening and debilitating experience, and many patients don't know where to turn for help. That's where I come in. As a highly specialised ear, nose, and throat surgeon, I have extensive experience diagnosing and treating vertigo. In this blog post, I'll explain what vertigo is, what causes it, and how I can help.

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning or whirling, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and balance problems. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including inner ear disorders, head injuries, and certain medications. In some cases, it may be a symptom of a more serious underlying condition, such as a brain tumor or stroke. That's why it's so important to see a specialist if you're experiencing vertigo.

When you come to see me, I'll begin by conducting a thorough examination, which may include hearing and balance tests, imaging studies, and other diagnostic tests as needed. Once I've determined the cause of your vertigo, I'll work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan.

Treatment for vertigo can vary depending on the underlying cause. In some cases, medication may be effective in relieving symptoms. In other cases, physical therapy or balance training may be necessary to help you regain your balance and reduce the risk of falls. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed.

One example of a successful treatment for vertigo that I performed was for a patient who had been experiencing severe vertigo for months. After a thorough examination and diagnostic testing, I determined that the cause of their vertigo was benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), a disorder of the inner ear. Using a technique called the Epley maneuver, I was able to reposition the crystals in their inner ear, relieving their symptoms almost immediately. The patient was thrilled with the results and was able to resume their normal activities without fear of dizziness or falls.

If you're experiencing vertigo, don't suffer in silence. Contact me today to schedule an appointment. With my extensive experience and personalised approach to care, I can help you get back to living your life without the fear and uncertainty of vertigo.

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