Do You Suffer From Dizziness, a Spinning Sensation, or a Fear of Falling Due to Loss of Balance?
If you or a loved one has a problem with balance and is experiencing the uncomfortable sensations and symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness, spinning or a general off balance feeling, then you have come the right place.
Balance Diagnostic together with Balance & Neuro Physical Therapy Center offers state of the art diagnosis and treatment for both Vestibular (inner ear) and Neurological conditions.
The disorienting and sometimes dangerous effects of these problems are frustrating, but thankfully technology and improvements in clinical therapy techniques provide new direction and hope for those suffering balance and dizziness problems. Our team of specialists will work closely with you and your doctor to achieve the highest level of success.
Eradicating The Feeling Of Spinning & Vertigo
First, you should know that dizziness, disequilibium, and vertigo affects 5-10% of the population, with that number increasing with age, with up to 30% of people over 65 being somewhat affected. Also it appears that women suffer from these conditions somewhat more than men.
The brain relies on three sensory systems to maintain balance: the inner ear (vestibular system), the eyes, and the somatosensory system (including skin, muscles and joints). When damage occurs in one of these systems, conflicting messages may be sent to the brain, and these cause dizziness.
These systems can be compromised in many different ways. They may be damaged by diseases or injury in the inner ear, brain damage from tumors or stroke or concussion, allergies, infections, nerve damage, MS, Meniere's disease, etc, but the most common problems involve the the bony labyrinths in the inner ear (the vestibular system). Also prescription drugs can sometimes cause these symptoms.
Regardless of the Cause, Treatments Are Available
We never think of our balance until it becomes compromised. Moreover, we may not even aware of the slow progression that takes place until it becomes severe, like after a fall. At Balance Diagnostic and Therapy Center we want to help you stay balanced and help you recognize when you need a tune up! Understanding what is causing your balance problem is the first step. The gold standard balance test on the market today is a Video Nystagmography or otherwise known as a VNG test. Through this test we can measure the strength of your vestibular (inner ear) system as well as determine how well your eyes and brain work together. It is a non-invasive test and takes only about a hour and a half. To find out more about testing, refer to the testing section of our website.
Balance and Aging
The ability to move freely with safety and confidence are essential to a high quality of life. For this reason, as we age we need to monitor our balance, and train ourselves in "the skill of balance."
No matter our age, if we sense a problem, and find ourselves "losing our balance," we owe it to ourselves to be tested and treated if necessary, because this problem should not be swept under the rug.
Falls are among the greatest fears and concerns among older people, and with good reason. Balance problems left untreated are responsible for countless such falls. If you sense that you are having problems with your balance get the attention you need to control your balance.