Vertigo

There are two areas of the brain that are responsible for dizziness and vertigo: these areas are called the cerebellum and the vestibular system.  The cerebellum is responsible for balance and coordination, while the vestibular system is a series of canals in your ear that tell you if your head is moving or not.  Signals from the environment get sensed by the vestibular system, then must be processed correctly by the cerebellum for a person to feel stable.  Dizziness and vertigo is oftentimes a calibration issue between these two systems. 

There are a variety of things that can affect these areas in your brain.  These include trauma, improper neural development, infection, improper biomechanics of the neck, or even medications.  To get rid of the symptoms, not only do we have to look at the triggers, but we need to have perfect recalibration of the vestibular system and cerebellum.  Our approach includes specific head and eye positioning maneuvers to “sync” the information coming from the environment with what is being processed in the brain.  We can measure these findings objectively with computerized posturography and a comprehensive neurological exam to ensure that proper calibration is being made.

Our approach includes:

  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Tone Pacer Vestibular stimulation
  • Galvanic vestibular stimulation
  • Bertec Balance retraining
  • Neurosensorimotor Integrator training
  • Restoring proper biomechanics of the neck
  • Cerebellar exercises

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