Balance disorders are among the most common reasons that older patients seek medical treatment. However, balance disorders are not just a problem in old age, statistics show that more than one in 20 children and adolescents also suffers from balance disorders. In patients of all ages, balance disorders can be due to an underlying condition and, in many cases, that condition is hard to diagnose or goes undiagnosed. Chiropractic Neurology offers a path to effective treatment that seeks to uncover the root problem through non-invasive methods.
Common balance disorders run the gamut from dizziness and vertigo to vestibular diseases, Meniere’s disease and even migraine-associate vertigo. Having good balance is essential to walking, standing up from a seated position, climbing stairs without tripping, bending over without falling and more. When balance disorders begin, it impairs the ability to get around, maintain typical, daily activities and remain independent. And while falling is the leading cause of death from injury in the elderly, and balance disorders are the leading cause of falls, understanding and correcting balance disorders is crucial.
What to Look For
Symptoms of balance disorders include dizziness, the feeling that you may fall, a floating feeling, vision changes, confusion and lightheadedness. For those who suffer from balance disorders, these sensations may occur any time… sitting, standing or lying down. While these symptoms may be fleeting, it is important to see your doctor if you experience any of these. And keep in mind that providing your doctor with as much detail as possible can help ensure a proper diagnosis.
For many people, it is difficult to find effective treatment plans that do not rely on drugs or invasive techniques. While traditional care plans commonly prescribe medications, although the symptoms are at times reduced, the cause of the balance problem is not revealed. Chiropractic neurology takes a different approach. Through easy, non-invasive techniques, the root cause of the disorder is identified, and a personalized care plan developed. This often leads to improved neurological function and a return to optimal well-being… without drugs or surgery.
If you or a loved one are experiencing balance disorders and are interested in learning more about how Chiropractic Neurology can help, please contact the team at Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center today.
For a list of balance disorder symptoms or what you can do to help your doctor make a diagnosis, please visit the National Institutes of Health website here.