Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest
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Overview of Vertigo, Dizziness, and Ménière's Disease
Vertigo can be due to several causes, including:
Vertigo not related to inner ear disorders
Vertigo due to inner ear disorders
[benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, labyrinthitis]
Hypotheses regarding Vertigo, Dizziness, and Ménière's Disease
In some cases, it has been noted that trigger points in the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles
are associated with vertigo. It has been suggested that proprioceptors in these muscles help
the balance centers of the brain determine head position, and that hypothyroidism
can disrupt proper muscle function [Kraus1988], [Travell1983], [Starr2005, pg 128].
References for Vertigo, Dizziness, and Ménière's Disease