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Understanding Dizziness


Understanding Dizziness – How Does It Affect Your Balance

Dizziness can affect you in a variety of ways. It can disrupt your day-to-day activities making you unexpectedly nauseous, light-headed, disoriented, and more. If you feel like something may not be right, and dizziness is occurring, ask yourself the following:  

If you answered yes to any of the above questions it is possible that there is a disruption in your balance that is causing you these unpleasant symptoms. Below we will dive into understanding dizziness and how it affects your balance.

What Affects Our Sense of Balance

Dizziness, vertigo, and other disruptions in balance can come on for any number of reasons and the treatments for them can be just as varied. However, the basics of balance and dizziness are understanding the different systems that play a role in our sense of balance:

Understanding Dizziness – How Does It Affect Your Balance

There can be dozens of specific reasons why you might feel dizzy. Often specific conditions can affect one or more of these systems that feed your sense of balance. There’s good news though! We can treat many of these causes of dizziness in Physical therapy! If you are experiencing symptoms that make you feel dizzy or have difficulty with balance, contact us to see if you are a good candidate for Physical Therapy. We offer free consultation visits to sit down, chat, and answer any questions you might have. 

Look for part two of this blog where we will talk about some of the most common conditions that can cause dizziness!

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published on Friday, June 12th, 2020