HELPING WITH vertigo and balance CONCERNS IN LOUISIANA
The statistics around Vertigo make for alarming reading.
It affects over 90 million Americans at some point during their lifetime and over 9 million people per year consult with their Audiology specialists over complaints of dizziness, and balance-related falls account for more than half of all accidental deaths in the elderly.
With one in three Americans experiencing dizziness or imbalance during their lifetime, then it’s likely that you’re on this page because either yourself or a loved one are having some form of balance concerns.
At our Acadian Hearing Center in Lake Charles, we’ve been Louisiana’s leading balance specialists for over 30 years, specializing in vertigo, dizziness and crystal problems.
Our team of doctors can conduct a series of simple, non-invasive tests to diagnose your condition and be able to perform treatments to shift the balance crystals out of their dislodged position and into their proper position in the inner ear
Why am I losing my balance?
Your human equilibrium is highly complex, it consists of an interaction that requires input from your inner ear, vision, and somatosensory perception.
All three of these signals must then be correctly aligned by your central nervous system.
The cerebellum (which is the motor-control portion of the brain) must then execute the movement of your musculoskeletal system so that you maintain your center of gravity.
If any of these components do not work, then you’ll experience dizziness or movement coordination. All of these will effect your balance which can course many other problems and is why you need to seek advice from a balance specialist.
What is vertigo? Why DOES it Affect my balance?
Vertigo is the sensation of spinning, rocking or movement when there is none. It can be caused by many different things including vestibular neuronitis, labyrinthitis, BPPV, vascular disorders, medicine side effects and many others reasons.
However, BPPV is the most common cause of Vertigo, which is rooted in the crystals that line the balance center of the inner ear. Vertigo becomes present when these crystals – which are small pieces of calcium carbonate – break free and float within the small canals of your inner ears.
But if you believe that you’re experiencing Vertigo, then the first step is to schedule an appointment so that our team of balance specialists can identify the cause of your concerns.