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Dizziness Specialist

The Brain Center

Lars Landers, D.C., D.I.B.C.N., D.I.B.E.

BOARD CERTIFIED NEUROLOGIST & ELECTRODIAGNOSTIC SPECIALIST LOCATED IN SOUTHBOROUGH, MA

If you ever feel unbalanced, lightheaded, or like you’re spinning, you may have dizziness or vertigo. Board-certified chiropractic clinical neurologist Lars Landers, DC, DIBCN, DIBE, thoroughly evaluates vertigo and dizziness and designs specific treatment plans at The Brain Center in Southborough, Massachusetts. Call or book an appointment online today for individualized treatment of vertigo and dizziness.

Dizziness Q&A

Dizziness, which is a feeling of weakness, lightheadedness, or unsteadiness, is one of the most common reasons adults visit their doctors. Dizziness that creates a sense of spinning when you aren’t moving is called vertigo.

Both dizziness and vertigo are disruptions of the vestibular system in your brain. The vestibular system provides your brain with information about motion, spatial orientation, and the position of your head. It’s also involved in balance, posture, and movement. 

What are the symptoms of dizziness?

Dizziness can cause a wide variety of sensations. Symptoms of dizziness may be recurrent and can last anywhere from seconds to days. Symptoms may include:

  • A false sense of spinning (vertigo)
  • Lightheadedness or feeling faint
  • Unsteadiness or loss of balance
  • Feeling like you’re floating

These sensations may be triggered or worsened by standing up, walking, or moving your head.  Sometimes, dizziness occurs with sudden, severe nausea. 

What causes dizziness?

Dizziness isn’t a disease itself but could be a symptom of an underlying problem. Many conditions can lead to dizziness and vertigo, including:

  • Neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
  • Inner ear disorders, including infections
  • Migraines
  • Motion sickness
  • Poor blood circulation
  • A decrease in blood pressure
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Low iron levels (anemia)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Dehydration
  • Excessive exercise
  • Medication side effects

The specific sensations you feel and the situations in which dizziness occurs provide clues to possible causes. In rare cases, dizziness may be due to a serious brain disorder, such as a stroke. 

How is dizziness treated?

Because dizziness and vertigo have so many potential causes, the team at The Brain Center thoroughly evaluates your condition with a neurological exam. After they know the cause of your vertigo or dizziness, the team at The Brain Center develops an individualized treatment plan. 

Each cause of vertigo or dizziness requires a specific treatment approach. Therefore, treatment varies in type, complexity, and duration from one person to the next. In general, treatment focuses on using vestibular rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation to refine sensory interpretation in the brain and decrease sensations of dizziness

If you experience sudden, severe, recurrent, or prolonged episodes of dizziness or vertigo, call The Brain Center, or book an appointment online today.