Balance & Dizziness
Evaluation and treatment of inner ear balance disorders
The physicians at Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists treat vertigo. Vertigo is a whirling or spinning movement and is a subtype of dizziness in which a patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion (usually a spinning motion) due to dysfunction of the vestibular system. It is often associated with nausea and vomiting as well as a balance disorder, causing difficulties standing or walking. Causes of vertigo are varied, but include benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, vestibular migraine, and vestibular neurontitis. Testing may include an audiogram (hearing test), Dix-Hallpike maneuver, and videonystagmogram (VNG).
Balance and vestibular rehabilitation is the use of exercise to improve the function, utilization, and communication of your inner ear, your vision, and your somatosensory system to help decrease dizziness and/or improve balance. Vestibular rehabilitation can help improve balance, unsteadiness, dizziness, motion sickness, light-headedness, vertigo, anxiety with falling, visual sensitivity, and vestibular migraines. We partner with our affiliates Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers to offer you the best therapy for balance challenges. Call them for an appointment at 616-209-9694
Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers use unique technology to determine the quality and utilization of all 3 components of your peripheral balance. Dizziness and unsteadiness symptoms can be similar from one patient to the next despite very different underlying causes. Knowing that information allows a specific and individualized treatment plan to be implemented which gets patients better, faster. We also use a railing system to help safely harness patients so that they can safely challenge their balance, in a variety of ways, without the fear of falls which helps people get better, faster.