Vertigo, which feels similar to motion sickness, is dizziness that induces a false sense that one’s surroundings are spinning or moving. There are two categories of vertigo: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo. While the more common one, peripheral vertigo, results from issues with the inner ear or the vestibular nerve, which controls balance, central vertigo is caused by a problem in the brain resulting from a brain tumor, stroke, migraine, a traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, or an infection.
On a quest to find out what to do for dizziness, twenty patients with Ménière’s disease (MD), a condition of the inner ear that causes vertigo and a ringing noise inside the ear (tinnitus), were treated with LLLT. The study concluded that LLLT increases blood flow in the inner ear which leads to a reduction and the prevention of vertigo spells in MD.