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Dizziness & Balance Treatment

Dizziness and balance disorders make you feel fairly consistently unsteady or dizzy. Vertigo describes a more intense sensation of spinning that lasts longer. Balance disorders are usually caused by other health conditions, medications, or problems in the inner ear or brain. Symptoms include dizziness or spinning sensations, a feeling like you're going to fall, lightheadedness, blurred vision, and disorientation. These symptoms can range from mild to debilitating.

During a visit with the specialist, you will be asked to describe the dizziness you are experiencing and answer questions about your general health. Along with the conversation, the doctor will examine your ears, nose, and throat. Tests may include:

The doctor will then determine the best treatment based on your symptoms and their cause. In some cases, a separate health problem needs to be addressed, or a medication causing symptoms needs changed. Treatments may include medications or balance exercises. At Westwood, we can help you create an individualized treatment plan for long-term cases of balance disorders or vertigo, and help you find improvement and lasting relief.