Dizziness and balance problems are some of the most commonly reported symptoms and can be caused by a variety of different conditions. It’s important to have a thorough assessment to determine the underlying cause.
One area that could be involved is the vestibular system. The vestibular system (sometimes known as the “inner ear”) is a complex apparatus that is highly involved with perception of head movement and position. Signs and symptoms of vestibular dysfunction include nystagmus, vertigo, imbalance or compromised gaze stability.
One common vestibular condition is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). There are small “crystals” in the vestibular system that perceive position and movement. It’s possible for these crystals to get dislodged and settle in the wrong canal. This can cause vertigo that often occurs during position changes. The treatment for BPPV can be done in clinic by our therapists who will perform repositioning techniques for the crystals.
Other vestibular conditions include:
- Vestibular neuritis/labyrinthitis
- Migraine associated vertigo
- Meniere’s disease
- Perilymphatic Fistula
- Acoustic neuroma
If you are experiencing dizziness or balance issues, Contact us for more details!