Balance (Dizziness) Clinic
Understanding Your Dizziness
The sensation of dizziness is due to a disturbance in nervous signals in either the inner ears, brain, eyes, spinal cord & leg nerves.
The Primary Cause
The primary cause generates a sensation “dizziness” spinning sensation “vertigo” or an imbalance “unsteadiness” sensation.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – “Crystals in the inner ear”
Superior Canal Dehiscence
Middle Ear Perilymph Fistula
Herpes Zoster Oticus (HZO) and Ramsey Hunt Syndrome
Central Positional Vertigo
Chiari Malformation in Adults
Motion Sickness and Persistent Dizziness
Severe Medical Illness
Poorly fitted glasses
Binocular vision dysfunction
Spinal Cord and Leg nerves
The primary cause once identified can be treated.
The Secondary Response.
The brain is not passive; it tries to handle the new troubling situation by using the frontal lobes of the brain to suppress the disturbances created by primary cause.
This secondary response initially stabilises the situation but often, paradoxically, leads to further imbalance symptoms which are typically a continuous rocking sensation and brain exhaustion. In many patients this can become the dominant problem.
This secondary response it is called Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) and once recognised can be treated effectively.
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