Sunday , January 17 2021

VERTIGO – Spinning Sensations, Nausea & Loss of Balance: What You Should Know

Dr. Kelly Hansen, Au.D. and Dr. Nikki Goldowski Richa, Au.D.
VERTIGO - Spinning Sensations, Nausea & Loss of Balance: What You Should Know As children, a favorite retro game at birthday parties was Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Blindfolded, kids were spun round and round, and self-induced vertigo was onset quite rapidly, while the children staggered and lost their balance towards the donkey poster.
As adults, vertigo is not something we’d ever like to induce upon ourselves, and for those that suffer from the disorder, there is nothing they would want more than to stop the spinning and dizziness when the episodes strike. The hours and sometimes multiple days of nauseating symptoms are very often unbearable.
What is Vertigo?
Numerous disorders can cause vertigo, but most commonly it is associated with either vestibular or peripheral disorders. Brain connection disturbances can cause vestibular disorders. The cerebellum and brainstem control eye movement and balance. These areas of the brain govern the connectivity and perception of both vision and equilibrium. Symptoms can involve disrupted balance, dizziness, or both, at some time.
An issue in the labyrinth of the inner ear causes peripheral disorders. The inner workings of the ear communicate with the brain in response to the gravitational pull and motion of the body. These connections and communications tell the brain when there are any vertical changes like standing and sitting. Inflammation from infections or irritants can cause the transmission to become disrupted and exacerbate the symptoms associated with vertigo.
Vertigo Symptoms:
• Balance and gait issues
• Ear congestion
• Head and neck aches
• Migraines
• Lightheadedness
• Motion sickness
• Nausea and vomiting
• Spinning sensation
• Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
• Falling
Not only are the symptoms debilitating, but they are also dangerous, especially for the elderly. It’s dangerous to leave vestibular disorders untreated. If you have balance issues, your likelihood of suffering a fall with possible complications like broken bones, or impingements, which cause limited range-of-motion is much higher. Not to mention that the unpleasant side effects of nausea and painful headaches can be alleviated through the proper treatment, which will help you to get back to living a good quality of life.
Treatment
Depending on the cause of your vertigo, treatment options can range from specialized therapy and physical manipulation of the head and ear canal either manually or with the utilization of the Epley Omniax System.
Trinity Hearing & Balance
At Trinity Hearing & Balance, we truly believe that better hearing leads to a better life. Our patient-centered approach allows us to focus on satisfying your hearing care need, whatever they may be. Our practice will work with you to diagnose and find solutions for your hearing, tinnitus, and balance needs using state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced technology. Because our focus is entirely on your unique needs, coming to Trinity Hearing & Balance means that you’ll experience patient care that is specific to you, with exceptional follow-up care that ensures your hearing and balance needs are being met.
Trinity Hearing & Balance wants you to be satisfied with your care. We are a local, independent, community-oriented practice. Our services are fully guaranteed, meaning we are committed to listening to your concerns, and your technology is always perfectly fit to renew your world of hearing. A strong patient-provider relationship based on honesty, integrity, and values is what we strive for, and we feel that this is the best approach to making sure you don’t miss any of the precious moments in your life.
Services
• Tinnitus Treatment
• Hearing Tests
• Hearing Aids for all budgets
• Hearing Aid Repairs
• Dizziness, Loss of Balance, Vertigo
• Hearing Protection
If you are experiencing dizziness or vertigo, or other hearing issues, please call Trinity Hearing & Balance of New Port Richey to schedule your appointment.
Trinity Hearing and Balance
8605 Easthaven Ct., Ste 101, New Port Richey, FL 34655
727-372-1130
www.trinityhearingandbalance.com

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