I recently met a single, fit, young woman in her 40s who had spent the previous few weeks crawling around her apartment on her hands and knees due to vertigo.

She was unable to walk due to severe, debilitating symptoms of vertigo and she actually had to go on short term disability because she was unable to drive or work.

Her sister and her other family members had been taking off work constantly to drive her to different doctors appointments and different diagnostic tests. She had felt confused, helpless and extremely scared by the whole experience.

I was so glad that she had found me so I could help her understand her case of vertigo. 

Even though she had seen many different providers, her case was still a mystery.


I was able to help her figure out what happened to her – what had gone on in her case and what she could do to get her life back.

During our conversation, she made a comment that I want to share with you. 

She said, “I had heard of vertigo before but I never paid much attention to it. I didn’t really even know what the word ‘vertigo’ meant. I used to think vertigo was completely irrelevant to my life, until it became an emergency.”

When I reflected on her comment, I realized that is how it must be for most people who don’t experience vertigo from childhood off and on throughout their lifespan like I have, and for that reason I hope that you share my website with your friends and loved ones.

The topic of vertigo can change from “irrelevant to emergency” in an instant for anyone.

Regardless of whether you have a fresh case of vertigo, a chronic case or a mysterious case, I am here for you.


This blog is provided for informational purposes only. The content and any comments by Dr. Kim Bell, DPT are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The details of any case mentioned in this post represent a typical patient that Dr. Bell might see and do not describe the circumstances of a specific individual.

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