Balance Disorders

Balance Disorders

Balance Disorders

A balance disorder is a condition making you feel unsteady or dizzy. For example, if you are walking, you may feel as though you are tipping over. The sensation can occur while you are standing, sitting, or laying down.

Sensation:

  • Moving
  • Spinning
  • Floating

Everyone has a dizzy spell on occasion – however – the term dizziness has different meanings to every person.

  • Dizziness might mean a feeling of faintness on occasion
  • Dizziness might mean an intense sensation of spinning – vertigo – lasting for a long period of time

Balance disorders are caused by:

  • Health conditions
  • Medications
  • Inner ear problem
  • Brain problem

A balance disorder profoundly impacts one’s quality of life.

  • Daily activity hardship
  • Psychological hardship
  • Emotional hardship

Symptoms of Balance Disorder

You may be suffering from a balance disorder if you experience these symptoms:

  • Staggering when walking
  • Teetering – or feeling as if you are falling – when you stand up
  • Dizziness – vertigo – a spinning sensation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Faintness
  • Floating sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion – or – disorientation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in heart rate
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Panic

Symptoms may come and go over short periods of time – or – last for extended periods of time, leading to fatigue and depression.

Causes of Balance Disorders – Vestibular Disorders

The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain processing sensory information. This sensory information controls balance and eye movement. If disease or injury damages these sensory processes, vestibular disorders result.

Physical Therapy Treatment for Balance Disorders

The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design an effective physical therapy treatment plan specifically tailored to correct imbalance disorders and increase your quality of life. The Doctors at Spine and Sports Medicine are trained in vestibular rehabilitation therapy. This is a specialized treatment helping to retrain the body and brain to process sensory stimuli correctly to maintain stability. Imbalance disorders can be corrected through:

  • Manual – hands on – Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • High Tech Exercises
  • High Touch Exercises
  • Weight Resistance Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Tailored Home Exercise Program

Medical Insurance Coverage for Physical Therapy Treatment

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of physical therapy covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from a balance disorder. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location

Discover corrective balance disorder treatment provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.

Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.

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