Do you experience dizziness
Do you feel unsteady or lose your balance?
Does it hinder your ability to read, drive, or work?
Medical advances in the last twenty years have improved the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness disorders. Many cases of dizziness are actually neurological (caused by nervous system dysfunction). Falling, fear of falling, and lack of balance is not a result of age. Good balance can be normal at any age!
- Dizziness is the second leading patient complaint reported to doctors.
- More than 90 million adult Americans have had dizziness or a balance problem.
- Ten percent of the cases of dizziness are so severe that the patient had to be hospitalized.
- Sixty percent of Americans will suffer from a dizziness disorder in their lifetime.
- Sixty-five percent of individuals older than 60 years of age experience dizziness or loss of balance on a daily basis.
- Dizziness can be difficult to diagnose because it often is caused by dysfunction in more than one body system.
Many other symptoms may now be associated with dizziness or vertigo including: difficulty reading, visual changes, and trouble writing. The visual changes may include poor depth perception, increased night blindness, or sensitivity to moving or flickering lights.
Dizziness can be caused by a number of different factors, including a variety of problems within the balance control mechanism itself. How we control our balance is a complex process involving many different parts of the body. Many cases of dizziness or vertigo are simply diagnosed as an “inner ear problem.” While this is often partly correct, there may be additional areas of the brain, spinal cord, visual system, and proprioceptors in the joints that are also not functioning properly.
If you have chronic dizziness or vertigo and medication is not helping you, there are other options. Thousands of patients have found relief; you can too. Give us a call at (920) 262-0200 to see how we can help you.