Dizziness Specialist

InFocus Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Ewing Township, New Brunswick, & West Windsor, NJ

Do you feel lightheaded when you stand up after crouching or suddenly feel faint for no apparent reason? Dizziness, or vertigo, isn’t a primary condition, but a symptom of something else that’s going inside your body. Luckily, the medical team at InFocus Urgent Care has the experience and equipment to diagnose your issue and help you find treatment. They can provide expert treatment for dizziness at any of their three New Jersey locations in Ewing Township, New Brunswick, and West Windsor. To get started, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

Dizziness Q & A

What is dizziness?

Dizziness, or vertigo, is a feeling of lightheadedness (or heavy-headedness, too) that can cause you to lose your balance. Your head may "swim," or you might feel like you're going to faint as everything darkens momentarily.

An occasional episode of dizziness shouldn’t necessarily raise any red flags, but if you experience persistent and frequent spells, it could be a symptom of something more serious.

When should I be concerned about my dizziness?

If you’re frequently dizzy, for no obvious reason, it’s time to see seek professional medical help. Dizziness can be a symptom of a host of medical issues, including:

  • Ear infection
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which is vertigo brought on by a rapid movement of your head
  • Poor circulation
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Migraines
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Anemia

The only way to know find the root cause of your persistent dizziness is to see the team at InFocus Urgent Care, who has the experience and expertise to narrow down the possibilities until they find the underlying cause.

It’s important to note that if you experience a sudden and severe spell of dizziness, accompanied by symptoms such as vomiting, headache, and slurred speech, it's essential to seek emergency help right away.

How is the underlying problem for dizziness diagnosed?

The team at InFocus Urgent Care has a number of different avenues they can take to figure out what’s causing your bouts of dizziness. To start, your dedicated doctor collects your medical information, both past and present, and reviews your symptoms. It’s important that you come prepared with a detailed description of what happens before, during, and after your dizzy spells, as the answer may lie in some of these seemingly small details.

Once your doctor understands the nature of your dizziness, he or she likely to turn to a host of diagnostic tools to either confirm or rule out certain medical conditions. These tools include:

  • CT scan or MRI
  • Blood tests
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure brain activity
  • Electromyography (EMG) to test your nerve activity
  • Nerve conduction study (NCS)

Your InFocus Urgent Care provider has access to the many of the best testing and diagnostic facilities in the New Jersey area, which allows for quick and efficient work in figuring out what’s causing your dizziness.

If you frequently have spells of dizziness, call InFocus Urgent Care or book an appointment online using the scheduling tool.