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What Is Vertigo & Why Do We Get It?

Many people experience the dizzying effects of vertigo at some point in their lives. How does it happen and how do you cure it?

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An Easy Fix for Vertigo(New York Times)
"What does stop it, an estimated 90 percent of the time, is canalith repositioning, also known as the Epley maneuver, after the Oregon ear surgeon who devised it in 1980. "This is a simple mechanical disorder," said Dr. Foster, who has performed the maneuver thousands of times. "You can fix it in minutes."' Central Causes of Dizziness (Journal of the American Therapy Association)
"Patients with dizziness comprise a large portion of the patients seen in emergency departments (6.7%)and by primary care physicians (2.6%).Some of these patients appear to have a vestibular system abnormality to account for their dizziness, whereas other patients do not."

Vestibular Neuronitis(MedScape)
"Vestibular neuronitis may be described as acute, sustained dysfunction of the peripheral vestibular system with secondary nausea, vomiting, and vertigo. As this condition is not clearly inflammatory in nature, neurologists often refer to it as vestibular neuropathy."