Balance, Dizziness, & Vertigo Services
Dizziness is an incredibly common ailment, but when you’re in the thick of its symptoms, it can feel like you’re all alone.
Without proper testing, many people continue to suffer with dizziness, vertigo, and balance issues for years. With comprehensive balance (vestibular) testing and a treatment plan, you can get back to doing the things you love.
Talk to an expert if you are feeling dizzy.
There are two main types of equilibrium disorders. Motion intolerance describes that dizzy or off-balance feeling when you move your head or turn too fast. Unsteadiness and imbalance refer to difficulty keeping balance or being more at risk of falling.
Balance disorder testing
Today’s testing capabilities are able to identify 90% of all causes of dizziness, and with the right care, diagnosis, treatment, and therapy, a more stable and active life can usually be achieved.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) describes a type of vertigo that makes it feel like the world is spinning out of control as you move your head, tilting, on your side, or back.
Fall risk prevention
Falls can cause a hip fracture or even death. Take the proper measures to make sure you minimize the risk of imbalance and unsteadiness.
Treatment options for dizziness and imbalance
There are great treatment options for people who suffer from dizziness and imbalance. Most of these treatments don’t require pharmaceuticals, are non-invasive, and are very cost-effective.
Concussions & balance/dizziness
Concussions can occur after an impact to your head. They typically manifest with symptoms including blurred vision, nausea, headaches, and balance issues.
Take our balance and dizziness quiz
Answer the following questions with a Yes or No, depending on your experience. If you answered yes to one or more questions on this quiz, we encourage you to consider a vestibular and equilibrium evaluation.
Facts about dizziness, vertigo, and balance:
90% of Americans will be affected by dizziness or a loss of balance sometime in their lives.
In adults over 70 years of age, the number one complaint reported to physicians is dizziness or loss of balance.
One-half of accidental deaths in our elderly population are attributed to balance-related falls.
For US citizens over 65, over 300,000 hip fractures are caused by balance-related falls.
A person’s ability to see, read, watch television, walk, or even think clearly can be caused by ear disorder- and ear infection-induced vertigo.
Inner ear disorders are often confused with clinical depression or neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis, causing misdiagnosis, stress, and confusion.
About 85% of dizziness-related disorders are caused by disturbances of the inner ear.
Children who experience inner ear disorders are often labeled as having learning disabilities such as dyslexia or even psychological disorders.
Vertigo, balance issues, and dizziness can be exacerbated by other illnesses and infections.
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