Vestibular Migraines Put Janet Jackson In Vertigo

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According to People Magazine Janet Jackson is suffering from vestibular migraines. Her representative has said in a statement. Vestibular Migraines is an anusual condition that creates the sensation of vertigo.

However, Jackson is now receiving treatmet from vestibular migraines and she's anxious to get back on stage.


According to Neurology Channel Vertigo, or dizziness, is a symptom, not a disease. The term vertigo refers to the sensation of spinning or whirling that occurs as a result of a disturbance in balance (equilibrium).

Vertigo usually occurs as a result of a disorder in the vestibular system (i.e., structures of the inner ear, the vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebellum). The vestibular system is responsible for integrating sensory stimuli and movement and for keeping objects in visual focus as the body moves. Benign paroxysmal position vertigo (BPPV) is a common cause for dizziness.

In a statement obtained by People, manager Kenneth Cread said Jackson is "feeling much better and is ready to hit the road again."

Vertigo is one of the most common health problems in adults. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 40% of people in the United States experience feeling dizzy at least once during their lifetime. Prevalence is slightly higher in women and increases with age.



Are they sure that she’s been suffering with MAV (Migraine Associated Vertigo) and not MdDS (Mal de Debarquement Syndrome) as she travels so much whilst on tour and both conditions are very similar?