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Physiotherapy by Millwoods Physical Therapy Centre Can Effectively Cure Dizziness & Vertigo

Dizziness & Vertigo Treatment in Edmonton Are you are experiencing light/heavy-headedness or concentration issues? Then you must be suffering from Dizziness or Vertigo. Millwoods Physical Therapy Centre has the cure for your condition.

Dizziness and vertigo are often used interchangeably yet, both the terms refer two different types of sensation. Dizziness and vertigo are considered balance problems.

But the cause and symptoms of both dizziness and vertigo are different.


Dizziness is a term used to refer a range of sensations like feeling faint, woozy, weak or unsteady. Dizziness is the feeling of being off-balance.

Cause of Dizziness

  • Lack of sleep
  • Inadequate diet
  • Medication
  • Alcohol
  • Inner ear problem
  • Vertigo

Symptoms of Dizziness

  • A false sense of motion or spinning (Vertigo)
  • Lightheadedness or feeling faint
  • Unsteadiness or a loss of balance
  • A feeling of floating, wooziness or heavy-headedness

Some of the complications of Dizziness

  • Sudden, severe headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Numbness or paralysis of arms or legs
  • Fainting
  • Double vision
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Confusion or slurred speech
  • Stumbling or difficulty in walking
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Sweating
  • Concentration issues
  • Vertigo

    Peripheral vertigo: Occurs when there is a problem in the inner ear.
    Central vertigo: Occurs when there is a problem with the brain. Other causes of Central Vertigo are infection, brain tumours, traumatic brain injury or stroke.

    Major Causes of Vertigo

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): This is the most common cause of Vertigo. BPPV is triggered by the change in the head’s position. People with BPPV experience vertigo when lying down, sitting up, etc.
    Meniere’s diseases: This causes fluids to build up inside the ear, leading to vertigo attacks. This can also be accompanied by tinnitus (ringing in the ears), fluctuating hearing loss or a feeling in the ear.
    Labyrinthitis: The inner ear labyrinth that houses the vestibulocochlear nerve, transmits information to the brain regarding sound, position and head motion. When the ear labyrinth gets inflamed and infected, it is called labyrinthitis. Labyrinthitis causes headaches, ear pain, vision changes, tinnitus or hearing loss to people suffering this condition.
    Vestibular Neuritis: the inflammation of the vestibular nerve causes vertigo. Vestibular neuritis unlike labyrinthitis does not affect the hearing. People with this condition may experience vertigo and nausea or blurred vision.
    Cholesteatoma: Repeated ear infections can cause noncancerous skin growth to develop in the middle ear. This condition is referred to as cholesteatoma and can lead to dizziness, vertigo and hearing loss.

    Some other causes of vertigo are

  • Migraine headaches
  • Medication
  • Stroke
  • Arrhythmia
  • Diabetes
  • Head injuries
  • Shingles in or near the ear
  • Hyperventilation
  • Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Symptoms of Vertigo

  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Balance problem
  • Tinnitus
  • Headaches
  • Motion sickness
  • Nystagmus
  • A false sense of motion or spinning (Vertigo)
  • How Physiotherapy at Millwoods Physical Therapy Centre help with Dizziness and Vertigo

    Dizziness and Vertigo is a complicated health condition and identifying the cause of the same could be even more perplexing. Only a trained and certified health care expert can identify the probable cause of the condition you are suffering and provide treatment to help improve your symptoms accordingly.

    Dizziness and Vertigo can affect you in your daily life, and limit your ability to perform basic day-to-day tasks.

    Thanks to vestibular physiotherapy, which can effectively mend your dizziness and vertigo, and offer you relief, irrespective of the cause of imbalance.
    Physiotherapists at Millwoods Physical Therapy Centre have a vast experience in diagnosing and treating dizziness & vertigo. Vestibular therapy employs certain treatments such as Epley and Cawthorne head exercises.

    The Epley maneuver helps in repositioning the canaliths and transferring the damaged calcium crystals, whereas the Cawthorne head exercise are designed to reduce nerve sensitivity and vertigo.

    Our physiotherapists after evaluating your condition will develop a personalized treatment plan that will completely heal your dizziness and vertigo.
    If you want to get back to normal life without consuming harmful pills or an invasive surgery, physiotherapy is the best alternative. Millwoods Physical Therapy Centre offers the best physiotherapy for dizziness and Vertigo with a higher success rate.

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