Vertigo and Dizziness treatment in Meridian ID requires a comprehensive approach. Many times individuals will go through life with vertigo or dizziness to an extent and consider it normal even though it is not.

Vertigo is often confused with dizziness. Vertigo refers to a spinning sensation in which the individual is spinning or feels the world is spinning around them. The spinning can be left, right, up, or down.

Dizziness, on the other hand, makes people feel unsteady and may be described as a rocking side-to-side or back-to-back.

Another form of dizziness is seen with motion sickness in which the brain does not appropriately process the incoming information. This can make it hard for an individual to be a passenger in a car, watch 3-D movies, or see rapidly moving images.

One of the most common causes of dizziness or vertigo is from a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). These injuries have the ability to negatively influence the balance centers. This results in feeling unsteady when eyes are closed, at night, or when the balance is challenged.

Other causes of vertigo include debris in the inner ear, infections, stroke, traumatic brain injury, eye movement dysfunction, mal de debarquement, and even tumors.

How We Balance

Balance and vertigo are controlled by the brain’s ability to process input from different body systems:

  • Vision
  • Vestibular (a reflexive balance system involving our inner ear)
  • Somatosensory (sensory information from the muscles and joints of the legs)
  • Hearing

When one of these systems are off it provides the brain with bad information. The brains job is to take all of the information and provide a response of what the world is doing. This is why with vertigo or dizziness individuals will feel off balance, rocking, oscillating, or spinning sensations.


Our Patients Say

At our dedicated doctor’s office, we take immense pride in the care and service we provide to our patients. Here, you can discover the genuine experiences and heartfelt feedback from those who have entrusted us with their health and well-being. These testimonials offer valuable insights into the compassionate and expert care that defines our practice. We are grateful for the trust our patients place in us and invite you to explore their stories, which reflect the exceptional standard of healthcare we aim to deliver every day.

“I have known Dr. Spencer Zimmerman (Dr. Z) for over a decade and watched him fine-tune his incredibly detailed approach to overcoming disease and illness. He is not your average physician. In addition to continuing education seminars and conferences, he spends 100’s of hours annually…personally studying and researching the latest cutting-edge, in-depth medical science. He’s a seeker of truth and viable, usable, effective healing solutions. His approach to immunology and rapidly boosting the body’s innate ability to mobilize and defend itself…is novel and highly comprehensive.

Cory C.

Wow were my eyes opened by Dr. Z. I was suffering from daily migraines, neck, back, shoulder, hip pain, vision and hearing problems, and the list goes on. Dr. Z saved my life. No joke. He is super meticulous and very passionate about his work. He is very smart and forward thinking and researches all the time. He genuinely cares about his patients. He’s an amazing and very caring provider and I highly recommend him.

Amanda R.

“Dr. Spencer Zimmerman is phenomenal! In January I found out I have Lyme disease and along with that discovery, I found out that most traditional Doctors won’t/can’t help treat Lyme disease patients due to FDA restrictions. My only option appeared to be a Lyme specialist, which was going to cost enormous amounts of money because insurance doesn’t cover Lyme specialists. I felt hopeless. And that’s when I had the amazing fortune to come across Dr. Spencer Zimmerman. He gave me the hope I so desperately needed. He is very knowledgeable in regards to traditional medicine, but also homeopathic care as well.

Kensi E.

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