WHAT IS DIZZINESS?
Dizziness is a common and often unpleasant sensation that can make you feel unsteady or off-balance. It is a term used to describe a range of sensations, including lightheadedness, vertigo, and feeling faint.
Dizziness can be caused by a variety of factors, including inner ear problems, medication side effects, low blood pressure, dehydration, anxiety, and neurological conditions.
Symptoms of dizziness may include nausea, headache, sweating, and a spinning or whirling sensation. It is important to speak with your healthcare provider if you experience frequent or severe dizziness, as it may be a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires treatment.
WHAT IS VESTIBULAR DYSFUNCTION?
Vestibular dysfunction is a condition that affects the vestibular system, which is responsible for maintaining balance and spatial orientation in the body. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including head injuries, infections, aging, and certain medications.
People with vestibular dysfunction may experience symptoms such as vertigo, dizziness, loss of balance, nausea, and difficulty with vision and concentration.
The condition can significantly impact a person's quality of life, making it difficult to perform daily activities and affecting their emotional well-being. Treatment options for vestibular dysfunction may include physical therapy, medication, or surgery, depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition.
WHO SHOULD I SEE AT ABSOLUTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
We have various practitioners who can play a role in managing dizziness and vestibular dysfunction.
We have physiotherapists who have special training in vestibular rehab, so we recommend starting with Sonia or Jaspreet for your initial assessment. We also have chiropractors, naturopaths, osteopaths and massage therapists who can manage your case too.
HOW WE COMMONLY TREAT DIZZINESS & VESTIBULAR REHAB?
- Physiotherapy: special assessments can help figure out where the symptoms are coming from.
- Exercise: rehab based exercise will be part of managing symptoms
- Lifestyle and Behavior Modification: the little things we do every day matter! From sleeping, movement, what we eat, stress - all of these may have some role to play
- Acupuncture: our naturopaths and physiotherapists can do acupuncture, which is known to be helpful in managing symptoms
- Supplements: certain supplements are known to be helpful, depending on the cause of the vestibular dysfunction
Every person is different, and vestibular dysfunction presents differently for everyone, so we always take an individualized approach to treating your dizziness and vestibular symptoms.