Vestibular disorders can cause vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, changes in hearing as well as nausea, fatigue, the inability to concentrate, as well as other symptoms. This type of disorder can profoundly affect a person’s ability to lead a normal, productive life. Second only to lower-back pain, vertigo or dizziness is reported to be the second most common medical problem. Symptoms are greatly varied. Vertigo and dizziness may involve the sensation of spinning, lightheadedness, floating or rocking, of being pulled in one direction or heavily weighted, and a condition called mal de debarquement (a sense of motion that persists following a cruise).
CAUSES OF VESTIBULAR DISORDERS
The causes of vestibular system disorders are varied—from viral and bacterial infections, allergies that adversely impact middle ear pressure, head trauma, exposure to harmful chemicals and drugs, tumors, migraines, aging, and cervical disc/neck pain, to hyperventilation, adjustment to eye glasses, dehydration, arteriosclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, stress, tension, and fatigue.
RISK ASSESSMENT FOR FALLING
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), falls are the #1 cause of accidental death for seniors. Using sophisticated diagnostic equipment, we are able to assess if you are at an increased risk of losing your balance and falling. We are also experienced in helping patients to substantially improve their gait and ability to walk without assistance.
Our treatment team for vertigo and other vestibular disorders is headed by Dr. Victor M. Pedro who is credentialed by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board as a certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS).
If you or a loved one suffer from a vestibular disorder, please give us a call.
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