Vertigo/Dizziness in Princeton and Monroe, NJ
Feeling as though the room is spinning can be frightening and dangerous. Vertigo patients who experience these sensations should seek relief by contacting board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, at his Central New Jersey area clinic. Our practice serves patients throughout the neighboring communities of Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro.
What is Vertigo/Dizziness?
Vertigo refers to a sensation that your surroundings are moving and can be accompanied by lightheadedness and feeling faint. You may also be off balance or experience nausea or vomiting.
What Causes Vertigo and Dizziness?
Nearly everyone experiences vertigo at least once; however, it is cause for concern whenever it frequently occurs or lasts for more than just a few minutes. Some things that could cause chronic vertigo include:
- Severe dehydration
- Alcohol or drug overdose
- Serious trauma or injury
- Certain medications
- Ear crystals in the posterior semi-circular ear canal
Benefits of Vertigo/Dizziness Treatment
It is nearly impossible to determine where or when episodes of vertigo might strike. As such, if you are plagued with this condition, you may find yourself foregoing certain activities because you fear an attack. Treating the cause of your vertigo can eliminate this worry so you can enjoy many of the things you are used to doing.
How is Vertigo/Dizziness Treated?
Dr. Kay will attempt to treat your vertigo using the simplest methods first. He may advise you to stop taking certain medications or prescribe others to help clear up an infection. If these methods are unsuccessful, vestibular rehabilitation may be needed. This type of rehabilitation focuses on movements designed to move ear crystals into an inner ear canal where they can be absorbed by the body.
Preparing for Vertigo/Dizziness Treatment
Keep a diary of your symptoms to help Dr. Kay with his diagnosis. Include information on where and when symptoms occur, their intensity and any other conditions such as lightheadedness or vomiting you experience. Bring a list of your current medications so Dr. Kay can review them for possible side effects.
Vertigo/Dizziness Treatment Recovery
Keep track of your progress by continuing to log symptoms in your journal. That way, Dr. Kay will know whether or not the treatment he prescribed has been effective or if he should recommend another one.
How Much Does Vertigo/Dizziness Treatment Cost?
The source of your vertigo, its severity and how well you respond to your initial treatment will all affect your cost. Most vertigo treatments are covered by health insurance, and we also accept cash, personal checks, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.
Is Vertigo/Dizziness Treatment Right for Me?
Vertigo treatment is needed if you suffer regular bouts of vertigo or experience an episode that does not go away within a couple of hours.
Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates for Vertigo/Dizziness Treatment?
There are multiple causes of vertigo, many of which originate in the ears, nose or throat. To ensure you receive well-rounded care, visit Dr. Scott Kay, a board certified otolaryngologist with more than 15 years in practice. He is recognized as a leading physician in this specialty, and frequently lectures and teaches on topics related to the ears, nose and throat.
What to Expect During Your Consultation for Vertigo/Dizziness Treatment
Dr. Kay will review your symptoms journal and current medications before examining your ears with an otoscope. He may also ask you to perform certain exercises or movements so he can check your sense of balance. Based on his findings, he may recommend a treatment for you or order tests to further narrow down the cause of your vertigo.
Vertigo doesn’t have to impede your life. Most cases of vertigo can be successfully treated at Princeton Otolaryngology Associates in the Central New Jersey area. To schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Scott Kay. We see patients throughout the Central New Jersey area, including the communities of Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro.