Does bed rest help vertigo? It depends on the cause. Medical advice for vestibular neuritis is to avoid bed rest and get back to normal life as quickly as possible. This kick-starts the brain into compensating for the vertigo so it doesn't become a long-term problem. Modifying the electrical activity in this may relieve vertigo. Should I see a neurologist for vertigo? Neurologists treat dizziness that is a symptom of vertigo or disequilibrium. Vertigo makes you feel as if you or the things around you are spinning; disequilibrium is difficulty keeping your balance. Your primary care doctor can help you decide if your dizziness is severe enough to see a neurologist. What causes balance issues in older adults? Gait and balance disorders are common in older adults and are a major cause of falls in this population. Common causes include arthritis and orthostatic hypotension; however, most gait and balance disorders involve multiple contributing factors.