What Causes Vertigo?

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Vertigo or a “spinning” sensation can be caused by different conditions, such as dislodged crystals in the inner ear (BPPV/positional vertigo), infections, or buildup of fluid in the inner ear (Meniere’s disease). One of the most common causes is when some of the crystals (bone-like material that is part of the balance system) get dislodged and end up in the semi-circular canals in the inner ear. These misplaced crystals send confusing information to the brain and cause your eyes to beat in a specific pattern (nystagmus). A series of maneuvers can help guide the crystals out of the canals and make the vertigo symptoms stop. We specialize in treating vertigo. So if you want the spinning to stop, call us today at 850-248-1600.