As children, we experience dizziness as an act of play. I remember time spent whirling around a miniature carousel at the playground, seeing who could make the most revolutions in a tire swing, and being blindfolded and spun around before swinging at a piñata. It’s true, the act of spinning is a feeling like none other, and the wobbly footsteps that came after a good spin are something most children can remember. I know I can.
Although for some, spinning and dizziness isn’t associated with carefree childhood memories. For individuals affected by vertigo, that same spinning feeling causes feelings of fear, uncertainty, and nausea.