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Why Is My Balance Compromised By Dizziness and/or Vertigo? Justa fewof themany factors thatcan lead todizziness include lack of sleep, poor nutrition, overexertion, or a physical ailment, such as a head cold or the flu. Dizziness can also occur from something as simple as standing up too quickly after an extended period of rest. Some accompanying symptoms to dizziness may include: • Loss of balance • Lightheadedness or heavy-headedness • Momentarily impaired vision (i.e. tunnel vision) • Feeling woozy or faint The causes of vertigo aren’t nearly as vast. In fact, vertigo is most commonly caused by an imbalance in the inner ear, also known as the “vestibular system.” Yourvestibularsystemhelpsyoumaintainyourbalance and center of gravity by sending messages to your brain regarding your movement. Whenthis is impaired,thenecessarymessagesbecome blocked fromyourbrain,andyourmovementbecomes affected.Youmay feelas iftheworld isspinningaround you, you can’t focus your vision for prolonged periods of time, or you can’t stand/move properly without feeling like you’ll topple over.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,“Thirtymillionolderadults falleachyear— resulting in about 30,000 deaths. Each year, 3 million older adults are treated for a fall injury. One out of every five falls causes a serious injury, such as broken bones or a head injury.” Dizziness and vertigo are common reasons why someonemayexperience issueswithbalanceorsustain an unexpected fall. We’ve all had the sensation of being dizzy - as if you can’t focus, can’t see straight, can’tstanduprightwithoutswayingor falling.Youmay evenexperience“tunnelvision,”whereyourperipheral vision goes dark for a few seconds. Dizziness is common and can have many causes. Vertigo, however, is a little different. While dizziness is typicallysynonymouswith“lightheadedness,”which createsthe illusionofbeingunsteady,vertigo istypically a response to a physiological factor that is causing a quite literal imbalance inyourbody.Thoseexperiencing vertigo have reported feeling as if they are “rocking” or “spinning,” even when they are sitting still. Physical therapy fordizzinessandvertigo isacommon and effective course of treatment. For inquiries regarding vertigo testing, don’t hesitate to contact FYZICAL Arkansas. If you’ve been feeling dizzy, or you think you may have some of the symptoms of vertigo, call our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physical therapists.
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