For the past two days, I have been suffering from vertigo, trying to get my body to remember which way is up. What causes vertigo?
Vertigo has several different causes, and about 50% of the time, doctors cannot determine the cause. The most common type (which I have) is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Inside your ear are tiny structures called otolith organs. They contain tiny crystals called canaliths. Gravity pulls on those crystals, telling you which way is down. If those crystals get out of place, your body can't tell which way is up or down, and you have vertigo. There is a new treatment, called canalith repositioning involves positioning your head at different angles to get the canaliths back where they belong.