to many people. Many clients I see come in and tell me they are experiencing vertigo. They may even be diagnosed with vertigo. However, nowhere in their history do they describe a sense of spinning, revolving, rotating or any other form of description involving a circular motion. Yet, they insist they have vertigo. Upon further questioning, I often find out they never have felt any of the above sensations at any point (outside of playing on a playground).
Words mean different things to different people. The given definition of vertigo is spinning. It is just a symptom. It is not a diagnosis. It does not provide the answer to why the individual is spinning. It simply acknowledges the presence of the complaint of spinning.