Dizziness and Vertigo
One of the most common and troubling complaints is dizziness. Many patients with dizziness are disabled by their symptoms and have been to many physicians without answers or effective treatments. Dr. Geraci specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness and vertigo.
The first problem is that dizziness and vertigo mean different things to different people. We have a basic philosophy of trying to understand exactly what the patient is experiencing in order to diagnose their problem and prescribe effective treatments.
We understand that the feeling of dizziness or vertigo is subjective and many patients may feel isolated with their symptoms, unable to convey to others how disabling their feelings of dizziness, movement or spinning might be.
Dr. Geraci will compassionately and effectively diagnose the cause of your symptoms and prescribe effective therapy. The key is listening carefully to your particular symptoms and using that information to come up with the correct diagnosis.
During your initial visit with Dr. Geraci, you may expect any or all of the following:
Referral for MRI or CT of the brain
Referral for video nystagmography (a test of your balance system which determines which ear or nerves are causing your symptoms)
Referral for EEG (some patients with dizzy episodes are actually having mini-seizures)
You may then be prescribed medications or physiotherapy to help with your symptoms, and specialized maneuvers to help some patients with a common form of vertigo may be done right in our office!