Vertigo & Dizziness

By | 18 April 2021

What is the difference between vertigo and dizziness?

“Vertigo and dizziness” is a curable symptom rather than an illness. When the person is experiencing vertigo, the possible symptom is dizziness. People use the term ‘dizziness’ when talking about various situations, and this term mainly includes:

Vertigo (feeling around moving or trembling even when not moving)

Unsteadiness, lability, instability in movement (sliding while walking or feeling dizzy and unstable when standing),

Losing balance or feeling fainted,

Rapid breathing in anxiety and anxious emotions.


Vertigo, if any problem occurs in the vestibular system; Dizziness and anxiety occur as a feeling in the person. Vertigo can be defined as dizziness, loss of balance, fainting, and imbalance.

The sensation caused by one’s own movement is called subjective vertigo, and the feeling that the objects around it are moving is called objective vertigo. Vertigo usually occurs as a result of healing irregularities in the vestibular system. Within the vestibular system, there are structures in the inner ear, vestibular nerve, brain stem, and cerebellum. If we talk about the role of the vestibular system in the body, it is to associate the sensory and movement stimulation with each other and to capture the objects that the eye focuses on while the body moves.

So how does this mechanism work?

As the head moves, some structures in the inner ear create a message with the signals they receive and transmit it to the brain. This situation acts as the GPS in your phone, which detects your location while using navigation. This information is then transmitted to the balance control, posture, and motor coordination centers in the brain.

The good news is that most vertigo symptoms can be alleviated by the many vertigo exercises practiced in our clinic.


The most common dizziness is positional vertigo that comes in seizures. Others commonly include inner ear inflammation, Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis (nerve inflammation), vestibular migraine, and acoustic neuroma (sudden hearing loss). Vertigo rarely gives symptoms for serious neurological problems such as stroke or cerebral hemorrhage, so we must investigate what causes vertigo or dizziness. Treatable cervicogenic dizziness is a condition caused by the distortion of the axis of the neck vertebrae. During walking, the person feels forward or backward or to one side. This situation can be improved by correcting the alignment of the neck vertebrae.

In the treatment of dizziness, we, as a physio rhythm family, plan and apply a causal treatment. If there is dizziness due to the axis and loss of movement in the neck, we first find a solution with manual therapy. This procedure ensures that the cervical vertebrae are corrected with techniques that will bring them to a healthy motion plane. With these corrections, it provides the range of motion required for health. Among these methods, soft mobilizations for the muscles are provided by various maneuvers and manipulations for the joints, if necessary. Medical fitness is the second stage of the treatment.


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