Misconceptions and vertigo

If you’ve been told you have “vertigo” by a medical professional, friend or family member – this may be true – but you should not confuse this with a diagnosis.

Vertigo relates to the symptom of feeling like you are spinning or the world is spinning around you. This is contrasted by the term “dizziness” which is more of a vague sense of imbalance, wooziness or light-headedness.

Now chances are – if you were diagnosed as having vertigo then the chances that you were treated effectively are likely slim. This is because it is important to know what is causing your vertigo in order to treat it effectively.

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