Many individuals experience vertigo at least once during the course of their lifetime. Vertigo is generally said to be a sensation of spinning either of oneself spinning, or the world spinning around oneself. Often times individuals can say which direction they feel like they are spinning, but others may not be able to identify the direction or may experience that the direction of spinning changes periodically.  

Many times vertigo is caused by malfunction at some level of the vestibular system. Some peripheral vestibular issues that could cause vertigo include Benign Proxismal Positional Vertigo, Meniere’s disease, a fistula, canal dehiscence, Vestibular Neuronitis. Central vestibular injuries to the vestibular nuclei in the brainstem or to other regions could also be causative factors.

These central structures receive and interpret information from the vestibular receptors. If there is injury or imbalance anywhere in that system the individual may experience vertigo. Other symptoms, such as ringing in the ear, may be present. Treatments often times involve vestibular rehabilitation that would specifically be designed for balancing the system.  

Our team is extensively trained in treating vestibular disorders and our doctors have had years of experience working with these types of conditions with outstanding success.


“I have had vertigo for the past 2 years and have seen several specialists.  I had to stop driving and was unable to work. Dr. Ellis helped me get my life back, I can drive again and I am back to work.  Thanks, Dr. Ellis!”

-Liz B. Marietta, GA

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