Dizziness While Driving?

dreamstime_xxl_37929982Getting dizzy while driving can be a very scary experience, and even if it comes and goes in an instant, it can leave you extremely shaken and perhaps unable to drive. There can be several reasons why you became dizzy, including a vestibular migraine or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The doctors at our Southwest Houston ENT clinic can examine your ears to see if a balance disorder is to blame for your dizziness, and will do everything they can to understand the source of the condition.

Avoiding Disaster

Many people experience dizziness when standing up from a sitting position, or when taking their first few steps forward. Getting dizzy while behind the wheel can be disastrous, and the last thing we want is for you to be involved in accident because you were unable to focus on the road in front of you. The dizziness may occur when you accelerate, decelerate, drive across a bridge, or down an entrance or exit ramp, and understanding when and where these dizzy spells occur can help us understand what may be causing them. It could be vertigo, an inner ear infection, or another vestibular issue.

We want you to feel safe about driving, no matter what time of day or night, or how far you need to go. If you've been experiencing dizzy spells, and are worried about what may happen when you're on the road, please schedule an appointment with Houston ENT & Allergy right away. We will do whatever we can to properly diagnose and treat your dizziness.

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Request an appointment with Houston ENT today!

 

By Tara Morrison, MD

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