Our Balance Issues Services
Are you experiencing balance issues? Do you feel dizzy or lightheaded? Or do you feel unsteady and feel like are going to fall?
Balance issues can happen whether one is lying down, sitting, or standing. Balance is a coordinated process that uses many body systems including the balance organ in the inner ear, muscles, bones, joints, eyes, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. If one component is not working normally, then you can experience balance problems. Many medical conditions can cause balance problems but the most common balance problems result from issues inner ear. This is the balance organ in the vestibular system.
There are many signs and symptoms of balance problems.
- Confusion or disorientation.
- Falling or feeling like you might fall.
- Dizziness or a floating sensation.
- Presyncope: The feeling of lightheadedness or faintness.
- Unsteady on your feet: Loss of balance.
- Vertigo: the sense of motion or spinning while not moving. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common inner ear problem and cause of vertigo.
- Vision changes, such as blurriness.
- Labyrinthitis is a disorder associated with inflammation of the inner ear which can cause imbalance, dizziness, and nausea.
- Ménière’s Disease symptoms are due to increased volume of fluid in the inner ear which can cause vertigo (attacks of a spinning sensation), hearing loss, tinnitus and a sensation of fullness in the affected ear.
How We Can Help
If you decide to visit us for a Balance Issue evaluation, we will start by reviewing your medical history and conducting a physical and neurological examination. We conduct a series of tests to determine whether your symptoms are caused by issues with the balance function in your inner ear. Please contact Naugatuck Valley ENT at (203) 578-4630 to set up an appointment.