If you suffer from dizziness or loss of balance, you’re not alone! These disorders are some of the most common complaints heard by physicians today. Over 90 million Americans have experienced a balance problem. Imbalance Statistics, The Dizziness & Balance Center at the University of Washington: www.depts.washington.edu/coursejo/background.html Balance problems can be caused by the normal process of aging, but can also be triggered by inner ear disorders, orthopedic conditions and injuries.
At Rocky Mountain Hearing & Balance, we diagnose the causes of these problems and, together with our associated vestibular physical therapists, help you find relief from them. In the short term, a treatment plan can be designed to help you reduce the risks of falls and live more confidently with greater balance. For the long term, we can seek solutions that may alleviate or eliminate the cause of your balance issues.
- Experience dizziness or spinning sensations?
- Feel lightheaded or a floating sensation?
- Have unsteadiness and falls?
- Have difficulty walking in the dark?
- Sway when you stand up?
Why Should You Get Help For Balance Problems?
People who suffer from dizziness or loss of balance, including vertigo, are more likely to injure themselves in falls. These injuries can result in severely reduced physical activity and loss of strength and flexibility which in turn leads to a heightened risk of injury. Even if people with balance problems don’t injure themselves, they often seriously limit their activities simply because they are afraid of falling. If you are one of these people, it’s time to take action and return to a full, active lifestyle. A visit to Rocky Mountain Hearing & Balance will put you firmly on your path to recovery.
Rocky Mountain Hearing & Balance Offers:
Diagnostic testing and treatment for balance disorders involving: dizziness, disequilibrium, balance problems, vestibular disorders, pharmacological ototoxicity, head injuries and concussions, vertigo (BPPV), and fall risk problems. Specifically, Rocky Mountain Hearing & Balance provides diagnostic Videonystagmography (VNG), Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP), Electrocochleography (EchoG), audiometric tesing, and postural stability testing to assess dizziness or loss of balance. Treatment programs for imbalance can be designed based upon individualized needs and diagnostic test results.