The OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute (INI) offers a unique vertigo clinic that cares for hundreds of patients each year. We conduct a variety of tests to determine the true cause of your problem.

Clinical neurovestibular testing is a non-invasive method of evaluation, and treatment depends on the source of the problem. Some patients with paroxysmal positional vertigo may benefit from canal repositioning techniques.

Vertigo is defined as a spinning sensation and is often referred to as dizziness or unsteadiness, though not all dizziness represents vertigo. The definition of dizziness varies from patient to patient.

Vertigo might be caused by vestibular (ear) problems, stroke, head trauma, virus or other illnesses. It can come upon a patient suddenly or be with them for years. Patients complain of dizziness and imbalance, gait disorders and frequent falls.

Common Disorders We Treat

Our vertigo clinic has extensive experience caring for patients who experience the following conditions:


  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Meniere's syndrome
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Stroke
  • Vertebro-basilar insufficiency
  • Ataxia
  • Nystagmus
  • Oscillopsia
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Vestibular migraine
  • Superior canal dehiscence

  • Ataxia

  • Degenerative disorders with ophthalmoplegia

  • Bilateral vestibular loss

  • Cochleo-vestibular loss

  • Wernicke’s encephalopathy