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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can vertigo be treated/ cured? symptoms last for a week or more and episodes occur every 4-6 weeks. have had two concussions in the past, related?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Need a diagnosis: Head trauma may have started this, as this can affect the vestibular apparatus by disrupting the otolithic system, or perhaps post-traumatic meniere's, or endolymphatic fistula. Sometimes, a simple epley maneuver is curative, but the diagnosis needs to be pinned down. Seek an experienced otolaryngologist and get tested.
Dr. Jed Kwartler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Vertigo: First, probably not related to past concussion if awhile ago though that is important information. Need to determine what is causing your symptom. May be an ear problem , may be something else non ear related. If a cause can be identified it is treatable usually.

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Last updated Mar 19, 2016

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