The inner ear is a delicate and complex structure, so it is critical that it be formed properly. Abnormalities in development arising prior to birth, called congenital malformations, can be associated with a complete absence of vestibular function from birth. Milder malformations can at first be silent, only to cause progressive or sudden losses ofContinue reading “The inner ear can be malformed”
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Chiari malformations are distortions at the base of the brain that may be present at birth or can form throughout life. The cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance and coordination, sits just above the opening at the bottom the skull (the foramen magnum) through which the brainstem passes to the spinal cord. Continue reading “Chiari malformations”
What if exercise worsens your vertigo?
It’s a mantra everywhere: exercise is good for you. If you want to lose weight, you should diet and exercise. If you want to slow aging, exercise is key. But what do you do if exercise sets off vertigo? Is the dizziness a sign you are hurting yourself even more? Should you avoid exercise? ThatContinue reading “What if exercise worsens your vertigo?”