Dizziness is a common problem, especially among older adults. In fact, for people over the age of 65, dizziness is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits and hospitalizations. Regardless of the cause of dizziness, the sooner you get help, the better.
Dizziness is a feeling of spinning, floating or lightheadedness. Dizziness, and the balance problems that may come with it, is caused by many factors, including:
- Inner ear disorders (vestibular disorders) such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
- Injury or trauma to the inner ear
- Disruption in the network of nerves between the inner ear and the eyes that helps to stabilize our vision
- Conditions such as low blood pressure or low blood sugar
- Use of many medications, vitamins, or supplements
- Diseases such as arthritis in the neck or diabetes
- Brain disorders such as Parkinson disease or stroke
Everest Rehabilitation physical therapists help people experiencing dizziness ease their symptoms, reduce their risk of falling, and get back to the activities they enjoy. They will create a personalized treatment plan for you based on your medical evaluation and your goals for recovery. Their primary focus will be to manage your dizziness and help you get moving again.