Dizziness and Motion Sickness

Sense of Balance

Dizziness and/or motion sickness can be caused by a variety of triggers, including poor circulation, vertigo, injury, infection, allergies, or a neurological disease. Symptoms that may indicate a serious condition are vomiting, chest pain, change in vision or speech, hearing loss, shortness of breath, and/or the inability to move an arm or leg.

Dizziness and motion sickness are related to a patient’s sense of balance, which is maintained by complex parts of your nervous system in your ears, eyes, skin pressure receptors such as joints and the spine, muscle receptors, and the central nervous system. You experience symptoms of dizziness when the nervous system is receiving conflicting messages from the other systems.

To treat dizziness our physicians will examine your ears, nose and throat. They will sometimes order tests to check your blood pressure, balance function and hearing. Depending on your results and symptoms Dr. Miya or Dr. Torchinsky will determine the best form of treatment.