Vestibular Migraine and Migraine-associated Dizziness
The most common cause of dizziness overall, is
migraine. The most recent research data indicate that approximately 60-80% of all patients reporting dizziness, in particular, without hearing loss, have migraine-associated dizziness.
dizziness is one of the most under-recognized conditions in medicine
today.It can occur at any age,
and despite the use of the term “migraine”, may occur without headache pain at all.Common symptoms include simply a sense
of light-headedness and imbalance, typically worse in the morning.There is a sensation of floating and
that the head and eyes are not moving together.Visual motion or activities that require visual stimulation
are particularly bothersome.Light
and/or noise sensitivity may be present.Scanning for items at the grocery store or being in large, open
buildings is often met with much difficulty.Treatment requires elimination of any trigger factors that
might be exacerbating the migrainous symptoms, but often medications that serve
to prevent migraine symptoms, are necessary.