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Regional Neurological Associates
New Rochelle, NY



Dizziness services offered in New Rochelle, NY

Dizziness can happen from getting up too fast or overindulging in alcohol. It can also be a sign of several serious neurological disorders. If you suffer from repeated bouts of dizziness, board-certified neurologist Dr. Farhad Elyaderani can diagnose the problem at his offices in New Rochelle, New York, and recommend effective treatments. Call Dr. Elyaderani to discuss your dizziness symptoms and arrange an assessment or schedule a consultation online today.

Dizziness Q & A

What is dizziness?

Dizziness is a common symptom that makes you unsteady and lightheaded. Vertigo is a similar problem where you feel that you’re spinning while the world stands still or that the world is spinning around you. You may also have one or more of the following symptoms, depending on your dizziness’s cause:

  • Nausea
  • Double vision
  • Impaired hearing
  • Ringing in the ears

Vertigo, dizziness, and the balance problems they cause can be life-changing. When severe, they affect your ability to do simple daily tasks.

If you develop dizziness, vertigo, and/or difficulties balancing, visit Dr. Elyaderani for a comprehensive evaluation.

He completes a physical exam, discusses your symptoms, and checks your medical history. He also uses videonystagmography (VNG) to identify your condition’s cause. This involves a series of tests that assess inner ear and central motor function.

Why would I develop dizziness?

Dizziness and vertigo can develop for many reasons, including cardiovascular disease. Many conditions affect the vestibular system in your inner ear that senses motion.

The vestibular system detects your body’s location relative to your surroundings. Dysfunction or damage can cause faulty signals from the vestibular nerve into other parts of your brain, triggering dizziness and vertigo. Conditions that cause dizziness include the following:

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

Inner ear disorder BPPV causes dizziness when you move your head in certain ways.

Vestibular neuritis

This condition occurs when the vestibular nerve in your inner ear becomes inflamed, often due to infection. It can cause nausea and vomiting as well as dizziness.

Vestibular migraine

Like other migraines, vestibular migraines cause intense headaches, nausea, and light sensitivity. The difference is that dizziness and vertigo symptoms are far worse with vestibular migraines.


The inner ear’s labyrinth has fluid-filled channels vital for hearing and balance. Labyrinthitis is inflammation affecting the labyrinth.

Menière’s disease

Menière’s disease can cause hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in your ears), dizziness, and vertigo.

What treatment would I need for dizziness?

The treatment Dr. Elyaderani recommends for your dizziness varies depending on the cause. Possible approaches include:

  • Antibiotics for bacterial infections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Canalith repositioning (a manual technique for BPPV)
  • Migraine medications
  • Medical Botox® injections

After completing a thorough assessment, Dr. Elyaderani can prepare a personalized treatment plan for you.

Call Dr. Farhad Elyaderani to book a dizziness evaluation or request an appointment online today.