Dizziness Specialist

Ahmad Saeed Ata, MD -  - Neurologist

Neurocare of Texas

Ahmad Saeed Ata, MD

Neurologist located in Frisco, TX & Greenville, TX

Dizziness can come out of nowhere as a scary and dangerous symptom of varying conditions. Other times, your lightheadedness may just be a minor inconvenience. If want to understand the reason behind your dizziness and how to fix it, Dr. Ahmad Ata, a neurologist and neurophysiology specialist, has the expertise and experience to help. For over two decades, Dr. Ata has provided excellent healthcare to the community of Frisco, Texas at NeuroCare of Texas. If you’re searching for a doctor in your area with solutions for your vertigo, call Dr. Ata or schedule a consultation online now.

Dizziness Q & A

What is dizziness?

Dizziness is a feeling of lightheadedness, wooziness, or imbalance. It can feel like you, or the space around you, is spinning. This is known as vertigo.

Dizziness can affect your eyes and ears, which control visual and positional stimuli. More severe cases may lead to fainting or falling, called disequilibrium.

What causes dizziness?

Dizziness is a symptom of many conditions and causes, including:

  • Migraines
  • Alcohol
  • Medications
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Malignant tumor
  • Other brain disorders

How is dizziness diagnosed?

Some causes of dizziness are easily diagnosed, whereas complex cases require an extensive investigation.

Dr. Ata performs thorough evaluations of dizziness to understand your symptoms when they happen, their severity, and any other conditions you may have. If further testing is needed, it can be completed at the in-house laboratory and MRI imaging center.

In more severe situations, necessary imaging shows areas of the brain, skull, sinuses, and ears that may be affected. If you require a referral to see another specialist, Dr. Ata provides the best options for your particular situation.

How is dizziness treated?

Depending on the cause of your dizziness, treatment will vary. If a specific medication causes your symptoms, correction of pharmaceutical prescriptions is an easy solution to stop your dizziness.

For vertigo brought on by BPPV, Dr. Ata performs the Epley maneuver, a simple series of head movements to reposition fluid in your inner ear and relieve dizziness.

Meniere’s disease is relieved by a low salt diet and, in some cases, injections or ear surgery. Dr. Ata thoroughly educates those with Meniere’s disease so they can have the best results in the least invasive way possible.

At NeuroCare of Texas, Dr. Ata has extensive experience handling more difficult or chronic cases, such as migraines, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological causes. These treatments involve medications, rehabilitation, and injections, like Botox, when appropriate.

Can you recover from dizziness?

In most cases, yes. Once you receive your diagnosis from Dr. Ata, he guides you through appropriate treatment options so you can choose what suits you best. With treatment, dizziness resolves fairly quickly so you can enjoy life without the fear of fainting or feeling lightheaded.

If your dizziness has been concerning you for any amount of time, seek treatment with Dr. Ata now. Call or click to schedule online today.