What Causes Vertigo? How Posture Plays a Role

Vertigo is a condition characterized by episodes of severe dizziness triggered by specific movements of the head. It can last days, week, months or even years. An estimated forty million Americans will seek medical treatment at some point in their lives due to vertigo. Other symptoms of vertigo may include headaches, ringing in the ears, sweating, eye twitching, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment may be as simple as doing the following exercises to improve posture and head alignment.

Symptoms

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People who have vertigo feel like the objects around them are spinning even though they are not. It is a severe form of dizziness that should not be confused with the fear of heights. Although it can occur at any age, vertigo usually develops after the age of sixty-five. Vertigo itself is considered a symptom, but it can also cause other symptoms, such as a feeling of fullness in the ear, nausea and vomiting, problems with balance, lightheadedness, rotational dizziness, and motion sickness even when not moving.

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