Are you experiencing Dizziness & Balance Issues?
It’s hard to stay on your feet when the world is spinning and the ground feels like it’s moving. Unfortunately, dizziness is an issue that some of us have to contend with on a daily basis which can mess up our normal daily routines. There are many reasons for how and why dizziness occurs which means it is a common symptom of many issues.
One of the issues that can cause dizziness are inner ear disorders. The inner ear organs sit deep to the eardrum in our skulls on either side. The pair of these organs have the important role of detecting movement and telling us where our head is in space, how fast it is moving and in which direction. However, sometimes the inner ear can be affected which can cause faulty signals that conflict with what the information coming from the opposite inner ear and our eyes, resulting in dizziness as our brain struggles to process the abnormal inputs.
BPPV is by far the most common inner ear disorder with up to 50% of cases of dizziness in adults over 80 years of age, being attributed to this condition. This condition occurs when little crystals which help make our inner ears work more efficiently end up in the wrong place, triggering unnecessary abnormal signals to our brain leading to dizziness.
This along with other inner ear disorders can be assessed by a skilled physiotherapist or medical practitioner who can then provide practical advice, specific maneuvers and exercises to help reduce and resolve the dizziness.
Target Physio Physiotherapist, Heather Butterworth, has completed further training in inner ear disorders.
If your world is spinning around, book an appointment with Heather for a thorough vestibular (inner ear) assessment and treatment plan implementation.