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.

Inner ear

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – “Crystals in the inner ear”

Ménière’s Disease

Vestibular Paroxysmia

Vestibular Neuritis

Superior Canal Dehiscence

Middle Ear Perilymph Fistula

Bilateral Vestibulopathy

Herpes Zoster Oticus (HZO) and Ramsey Hunt Syndrome

Brain

Central Positional Vertigo

Vestibular Migraine

Chiari Malformation in Adults

Motion Sickness and Persistent Dizziness

Psychological Trauma

Severe Medical Illness

Eyes

Poorly fitted glasses

Binocular vision dysfunction

Spinal Cord and Leg nerves

Peripheral neuropathy

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.

Book an appointment with our specialist for comprehensive tests – 01932 344004

Opening Times

Monday 9.00 - 5.30
Tuesday 9.00 - 5.30
Wednesday 9.00 - 7.30
Thursday 9.00 - 7.30
Friday 9.00 - 4.30
Saturday 9.00 - 1.00 fortnightly

West Byfleet - 0330 123 0580
Email: info@earwaxremovalclinic.co.uk