The Total Balance Physical Therapy team at Virginia Ear Nose & Throat was created to fill a community void for the prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment of balance and dizziness disorders. Many patients with chronic or acute dizziness, gait disturbances or frequent falls have been told that they have an unexplainable situation. Many patients falsely feel, or are told that, their dizziness and balance loss is a direct relation to their advancing age or that they will be stuck feeling off balance for the rest of their lives. Our team has assembled an evaluation process and the clinical expertise to accurately assess what is causing the problems that people have experienced episodically or on a daily basis.
Dizziness, unsteady balance, and vertigo can be scary. Patients who experience a sudden or gradual onset of symptoms such as lightheadedness or wobbliness may worry about the underlying cause of their disorientation. Here we will discuss common causes, when to seek medical attention, and what you can expect from a visit to Virginia ENT.
I Have Crystals In My Ears?
As strange as it seems, everyone has microscopic crystals residing in their inner ears. These crystals are called Otoconia and are found in the Otolith organs, which are two pouches inside the vestibular system that are filled with fluid. The pouches are lined with small hairs and the small hairs are lined with the Otoconia. When the head tilts, the crystals attached to the hairs move through the ear fluid and send nerve signals to the brain.