Have you ever looked up and felt dizzy? Did you ever feel like you had two left feet, stumbled and fallen?
Dizziness and vertigo are common symptoms requiring eight million primary care visits in the U.S. each year. These are the most common complaints in patients over 75 years old and are reported by 30% of people over 65 years old. More than one-third of those people fall due to dizziness and 95% of hip fractures result from falls. Actually, these symptoms are reported by patients from all age groups and now there is help available to you right in your backyard!
Our evaluation process has evolved to address the many complicating components of vestibular, dizziness and balance disorders. Infrared video goggles allow magnification of the eye on a monitor allowing us to see abnormal eye movements while the patient is taken through several motion tests. The abnormal patterns tell us a story about the patient’s condition. This information allows us to adapt a therapeutic program specific to the patient's unique circumstances. These individualized programs not only treat symptoms but are beneficial in providing preventative measures.