I really want to step back because these are all different labels that are given, but it ultimately means that sensory information coming from your eyes, inner ears, and even more midline in your vestibular system, neck and feet are creating confusion in your brain.
The key is to figure out which one of these systems isn’t doing its job right and when that is addressed, then you can expect your dizziness to actually improve.
Up to this point, we’ve covered five different causes of dizziness with different factors to consider for each one.
WHAT ARE SOME TIPS AND WHAT SHOULD YOU ACTUALLY LOOK FOR IN CARE?
While these are five common causes of dizziness, there are many other things that can cause dizziness.
Like I said, even a thyroid based issue can impact, and ultimately, set you up for these weaknesses in certain parts of your brain leading to dizziness. Getting the dizziness treated may be just getting your thyroid back on track. But for others that’s not going to be sufficient. You not only need to get your thyroid back on track, but you need to rehab parts of the brain that are inherently weak and are failing when the thyroid’s not as optimal as it should be.
So, for this reason, you really want to find someone who’s going to evaluate you as a whole person. Someone who’s going to be able to integrate in lab work as well as looking at brain function for most of the causes of dizziness and vertigo.
MRIs and CT scans aren’t going to be of much value unless there’s a stroke, tumor or something like that which has caused the dizziness. Outside of that, most of the time the imaging will be normal.
If you don’t receive a comprehensive evaluation, you may get some improvement if only one of those factors are addressed. We will tell you having worked with many patients with dizziness over the years, the harder cases never get better when a one dimensional approach is used.
Being evaluated and treated as a whole person is the key to getting new results that you previously couldn’t get. It doesn’t matter if you received part of the care before, because it is different when it is combined with everything else.
Imagine watching a football game where the receiver runs the perfect route, but the line and quarterback don’t do their jobs right, what happens? Now what happens when all three do their job right? The chance for a positive play is so much greater as all parts were done correctly.
Because you are still reading, you’re probably finally ready to beat this dizziness and to stop having a life where you’re worried about tripping, falling and bumping into walls. You’re tired of not going on trips because you just feel so bad with headaches and nausea when you’re in the car, let us know. We are here to help!
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