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Vestibular Rehabilitation
 

Dizziness is one of the most common complaints of patients over the age of 75, but can occur in patients of all ages.   Dizziness can be described in many ways.   Vertigo is defined as a sensation that you or the objects around you are spinning or whirling.  Dizziness may also be experienced as lightheadedness, imbalance, or syncope (feeling of passing out).  Other symptoms may accompany dizziness including poor balance, nausea, a sensation of rocking, headaches, visual disturbances, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and pain or fullness in the ears.   These symptoms can last in duration from seconds to days and may also vary in frequency from daily to intermittently.  The severity of constantly dealing with these symptoms can lead to fatigue, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and depression.

Vertigo can occur from a multitude of causes making vestibular disorders difficult to diagnose.  Because of this, many people who experience dizziness do not seek treatment.  Biomax Rehabilitation offers treatment for the dizzy patient including treatment for BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), inner ear disorders such as labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis, post-surgical rehabilitation, Meniere’s disease and much more.   At Biomax, you will be evaluated by a physical therapist with specialty training in the treatment of dizziness. 

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Once the cause of dizziness is determined, a treatment plan will be established to improve function of the vestibular system.   The vestibular system must be trained in the same way one would exercise the muscles in the body.  Our patients report significant decreases in symptoms following a rehabilitation program.

 

A patient following treatment of BPPV,

My symptoms have completely resolved.  This is the first time in years I have not experienced dizziness. I am so glad I found someone that was able to treat my dizziness.”  
 

If you have questions concerning the treatment of dizziness or imbalance through vestibular rehabilitation, please contact Biomax at (217)342-3400 Ext 140.

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