The majority of people will experience the sensation of dizziness at one time or another in their life. Many times feeling lightheaded, faint, or off balance is a short, isolated experience, but it can also be more chronic and debilitating.
Vertigo is generally described as a sensation of motion where a person or their environment seems to move or spin uncontrollably. This condition can occur regardless of bodily position, such as standing, sitting, or lying down. Mild to severe attacks can be short-lived or last for an extended duration. It is often associated with other symptoms:
A feeling of pressure or fullness in the ear
Tinnitus or ringing in the ear
Vertigo is more than just a feeling of being light headed. It can intensify simple movements, significantly burdening your everyday life.