Vertigo Relief Specialist

Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus

Garrison Morin, MD

Otolaryngology located in Winchester, VA

If you ever feel like the room is spinning around you or that the earth is rocking or surging under your feet, you may suffer from vertigo. Board-certified Garrison Morin, MD, and the team at Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus provide customized, patient-focused vertigo relief to restore your health and quality of life. Call the Winchester, Virginia, office or make an appointment online today.

Vertigo Relief Q & A

What is vertigo?

Vertigo is the clinical name for the sensation of spinning or dizziness. It’s often a symptom of another condition that affects your inner ear, nerves, or brain. Vertigo causes a variety of symptoms in addition to dizziness, including:

  • Poor balance
  • Motion sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tinnitus
  • Headaches
  • Feeling a sense of fullness in your ear
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Sweating

Vertigo can last for minutes or hours. You may have occasional vertigo episodes, or it could chronically disrupt your life.

What causes vertigo?

A wide range of conditions can cause vertigo. For example, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), is due to inflammatory conditions in your inner ear, such as labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis.

If you have BPPV, you may experience the dizzy, spinning sensation any time you move your head suddenly or in a specific direction. Additional conditions that cause vertigo include:

  • Meniere’s disease
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Cholesteatoma

You may also have secondary vertigo due to other conditions such as:

  • Migraines
  • Head injuries
  • Stroke
  • Ear surgery
  • Diabetes complications
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Shingles or herpes zoster oticus
  • Otosclerosis
  • Certain medications

If you experience vertigo frequently and it’s interfering with your quality of life, call Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus to schedule an appointment. Dr. Morin offers extensive testing to diagnose the cause of your symptoms and provide customized integrated vertigo relief.

What provides vertigo relief?

Dr. Morin provides a variety of treatments and therapies at Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus to relieve vertigo and heal the condition causing it. His first step is to identify the disease-causing your vertigo with a comprehensive physical exam and testing.

When Dr. Morin understands what’s causing your vertigo, he creates a customized treatment plan to alleviate your vertigo, heal the condition causing it, and improve your overall health to reduce your risk of future problems.

For example, in many cases, vertigo is due to inflammation in your inner ear, which can be caused by several conditions. Dr. Morin prescribes medications to reduce the inflammation while also providing treatments to address the underlying condition.

Dr. Morin often suggests dietary changes to reduce inflammation throughout your body, including your ears and sinuses.

Supplements such as cayenne, turmeric, and ginger are all known natural anti-inflammatory substances. He may also recommend some exercises and stretches to practice at home for vertigo relief.

Call or make an appointment online today at Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus for expert vertigo relief.