Ear / July 30, 2020
Your balance system is just that, a system. Inputs are received from your ears (where your balance organ resides), which are confirmed with your visual input (eyes), then appropriate balance control is executed by your spine and extremities, and finally your brain is processing all this information. When one of those areas is impaired, it throws the whole balance system off making you dizzy- aka vertigo.
Vertigo is an umbrella term used to describe extreme dizziness. In our evaluation, the ENT doctor may find one these common balance disorders as the cause of “vertigo”:
Dizziness can be very debilitating, interrupt your daily life, and possibly result in injury. An Otolaryngologist and Audiologist perform the necessary testing to diagnosis and treat the cause of the dizziness. The first step is to exam the ear in order to determine which part of the system is the root of your dizziness. At ENTC, we have an Audiologist on-call to conduct a hearing test and reveal any anomalies in the ear. From these results, the ENT doctor can narrow down which area of the balance system is being affected and determine the appropriate next steps. Often times additional balance assessments, imaging, and/or physical therapy is recommended. Medications and lifestyle changes are prescribed as needed.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, please schedule an appointment with us today so we can determine the underlying cause and create a treatment plan. Schedule your appointment at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center today. Call 847-685-1000
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The Ear, Nose, and Throat Center (ENT) is the premier Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery group in the northern Chicago suburbs. Our skilled and compassionate doctors can provide you with the latest advancements in total care for diseases, cancer, and disorders affecting the ears (including hearing), nose, mouth, allergy, sinuses, throat, head, and neck. We offer the highest level of specialty care for all ages from pediatric to geriatric.
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