Vestibular therapy at North Mississippi Medical Center helps decrease vertigo symptoms and improve balance.
Therapy may include re-positioning techniques and exercises specifically designed to retrain your balance system. We design your therapy for your specific needs and symptoms. Therapy continues until your symptoms are sufficiently reduced. Many times symptoms are completely alleviated.
Dizziness is one of the most common complaints adults report to their health care provider, accounting for 5-10 percent of visits. Vestibular problems are more common as we age. These problems affect 40 percent of people over age 40 and are the number one reason for a clinic visit for people over age 65.
Symptoms of Vestibular Dysfunction
- Spinning sensations
- Feeling of nausea and/or vomiting
- Difficulty with walking in dark or dim lighting
- Ringing in the ears
Accidents, falls and many different diseases can cause vestibular dysfunction. Yet, sometimes a cause may not be determined.
Vestibular dysfunction is commonly treated with medication. Severe cases may warrant surgery. Vestibular therapy has proven beneficial.
One of the most common causes of vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), is a biomechanical problem that is often treated in a single session.
We also use the NeuroCom Balance Manager for assessing and treating chronic dizziness and balance disorders.
You will need referral from your health care provider for vestibular therapy.