The word vertigo comes from the Latin word verto, which meaning “to rotate.” A mistaken impression of motion, spinning, or feeling of unbalance is referred to as vertigo. Dizziness, unbalance, light-headedness, or “chakkar aana” (vertigo meaning in Hindi) are all terms used by sufferers.

The imbalance is frequently accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or unsteadiness when walking. When you move your head, it may get worse. Acrophobia, or an excessive fear of heights, should not be confused with vertigo.

Vertigo and vertigo are typical concerns that patients bring to doctors of different specialties, and they affect people of all ages.

However, it is important to highlight that vertigo is not a sickness. It’s only a sign of something else. As a result, suppressing the symptom is not the answer. Only when the doctor does a thorough examination can the cause of vertigo/dizziness be accurately diagnosed. BPPV, Meniere’s Disease, Vestibular Neuritis, Labyrinthitis, Acoustic Neuroma, Otolith Dysfunction, Vestibular Migraine, Central Vestibulopathy, and psychogenic diseases are all diagnoses that can be made with a neuro-otological workup.

Vertigo is caused by a variety of illnesses, each of which has its own set of symptoms and treatment options. A accurate diagnosis will allow the doctor to prescribe the best vertigo therapy, which is the only method to provide the patient with long-term relief.


Dr. Amol Mahajani

M.d ( Medicine) D.N.B(Neurology) Consultant Neurologist

Special interest in treating headache(migraine) vertigo,stroke, epilepsy, and other neurological disorder Attached to Sancheti, Joshi,Ratna,Sanjeevan hospitals in Pune Attends satellite OPD every Saturday at Narayangaon at Varadi Medical.