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Vertigo in Long Island, NY

Vertigo is a type of dizziness that makes the room feel like it is spinning. If you live in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, and experience symptoms of vertigo, Eunice E. Park, MD, is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist who can help.

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness that makes the room feel like it is spinning or tilting. The condition may be caused by a disorder of the inner ear or brain. In many cases, the underlying problem is easy to resolve, while other cases can be more complex.

Common causes of vertigo are:

  • Buildup of fluid in the ear, known as Meniere disease
  • Calcium deposits in the ear, known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Swelling caused by a virus in the ear
  • Migraines
  • Head trauma
  • Medication side effects
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke and transient ischemic attack, or TIA

Benefits of Treatment for Vertigo

Treatment for vertigo may involve addressing the cause of the condition. If the underlying cause cannot be resolved, the goal of treatment is to manage the symptoms and reduce the frequency of vertigo episodes.

What are the Common Symptoms of Vertigo?

The most common symptoms of vertigo are:

  • Feeling as if the room is spinning, tilting or swaying
  • Feeling out of balance
  • Falling due to a loss of balance

The symptoms may last a few minutes or for several hours depending on the nature and severity of the condition.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Double vision
  • Problems speaking or swallowing
  • Sensitivity to sound and/or light
  • Weakness
  • Problems breathing
  • Increased heart rate

How is Vertigo Diagnosed and Treated?

When you meet with Dr. Park to discuss your symptoms of vertigo, please be prepared to discuss:

  • What symptoms you are having
  • How long you have noticed the symptoms
  • The severity of the symptoms
  • Any methods that you have tried to control the symptoms
  • Family and medical history
  • Recent changes in medications or environment

Based on this information, Dr. Park may recommend tests for your vertigo or proceed to discussing treatment options.

How Much Does Treatment for Vertigo Cost in Long Island, NY?

Treatment for vertigo may be covered by your medical insurance. We provide an estimated out-of-pocket cost after your consultation. You may incur additional fees during the diagnostic and treatment phases. We accept payment by cash, check and major credit card.

If you have episodes of dizziness, you may have vertigo, an ENT condition that may involve your ears. Eunice E. Park, MD, is an ENT specialist who diagnoses and treats vertigo for residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.