Having problems with balance or dizziness? Don’t worry. It’s not you, but it could be a problem in your ear that is causing the balance disorder.
People who have a balance disorder often feel dizzy or unsteady, regardless whether they are standing, lying down or sitting. And sometimes this is caused by problems within the inner ear.
Diagnosis of a balance disorder is difficult. There are many potential causes — including medical conditions and medications. To help evaluate a balance problem, we may request tests to assess the cause and extent of the balance problem depending on your symptoms and health status.
We may also perform a hearing test, an electronystagmogram (which measures eye movements and the muscles that control them), or imaging studies of your head and brain. Another possible test is called posturography.
For this test, you’ll stand on a special movable platform in front of a patterned screen. The doctor measures how your body moves in response to movement of the platform, the patterned screen, or both.
These tests will give us a good idea of what is wrong and if we can fix your balance disorder or dizziness problems.
Take the first step and schedule an appointment for balance testing.