Dizziness is a catch-all term that can describe an assortment of symptoms from feeling woozy after a ride at the amusement park or feeling light-headed as you stand up from sitting to a sensation of being unstable or feeling like you are going to faint. Dizziness as a medical complaint is very common. Some people, however, suffer from a more severe and specific type of dizziness called vertigo. Vertigo is the medical term used to describe a patient’s symptom of perceiving (falsely) that they are moving within their environment or that objects in their environment are moving around them. This movement is generally described as a whirling, spinning or rotating type of motion.