30-3 AUDIO LECTURE 1: The Concept of Vertigo

The Concept of Vertigo

William Huber, DC, MS(R)

Dr. Huber received his DC degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1989 and his Masters Degree in Human Anatomy Research from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 2003. He is a Diplomate and was lead instructor for the College Board of Chiropractic Neurologists (DCBCN).


  1. Introduction
  2. Vestibular System
    1. Components
    2. Three-pronged system of integration
  3. Symptoms
  4. Causes
  5. Diagnosis
  6. Conditions
    1. Benign positional proximal vertigo
    2. Migrainous vertigo
    3. Meniere’s disease
    4. Acute vestibular neuritis
    5. Central vestibular disorders
  7. Treatment Methods for Management


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