Diagnosis and Treatment


Often, we see patients who have had every test under the sun but still don’t know why they are dizzy. This is because most conditions that cause dizziness or vertigo won’t show up on a blood test or scan.

These tests are important as a process of elimination; however, we understand how frustrating it can be to keep being told everything is normal when the last thing you feel is normal.

The majority of people with vertigo have a problem with their inner ear. This is where our clinic, Ears in Balance can help as we can assess the different structures of the inner ear that make up part of the vestibular system. Learn more about our assessments.

Common causes of dizziness and vertigo

There are a number of inner ear disorders that can cause dizziness or imbalance, some of which include:

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Labyrinthitis or Vestibular Neuritis

– Meniere’s Disease

Superior Canal Dehiscence (SCD)

Perilymph Fistula

Other causes that are not a result of inner ear dysfunction include:

 – Vestibular Migraine

Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)

 – Mal de Debarquement

For more information and support for vestibular (inner ear and brain balance) disorders, visit the Vestibular Disorders Association


Based on your diagnosis, your best treatment may include eye and head exercises, balance exercises, medication, addressing lifestyle factors such as sleep and nutrition and education about your dizziness problem.