If you're experiencing dizziness, vertigo, or other issues impacting your balance, you're not on this journey alone. These symptoms are often linked to vestibular disorders, which involve the vestibular system – a complex combination of inner ear and brain structures responsible for balance, spatial awareness, and coordination. When this system isn't functioning properly, various symptoms and conditions can arise.
At Connections Brain-Based Therapy Center, we specialize in aiding recovery from balance and dizziness issues arising from brain injuries, neuropathy, sports injuries, balance disorders, and more.
Understanding the Risks of Vertigo
Experiencing occasional dizziness is common, but chronic vertigo can significantly disrupt daily life. It can impair concentration and make walking difficult, increasing the risk of falls compared to those without these conditions.
Causes of Balance Disorders
Approximately 75% of vestibular disorders are related to the inner ear and vestibular nerve. Common causes include traumatic brain injury, migraines, multiple sclerosis, psychiatric disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Introducing Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)
At Connections Brain-Based Therapy Center, we offer vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT). This therapy involves specific exercises aimed at stabilizing gaze and gait. Most VRT exercises include head movements, crucial for stimulating and retraining the vestibular system. We tailor our treatment plans to your individual needs, aiming for your optimal health. VRT has proven highly effective for most adults and children experiencing dizziness and balance problems.
Goals of Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
VRT isn't just about treatment—it's about hope for lasting relief. With VRT, you can anticipate several potential benefits:
- Enhanced balance
- Reduced risk of falls
- Decreased dizziness
- Lowered anxiety levels
- Less disorientation
Many patients find that their vertigo symptoms improve over time. Regular discussions about your progress and symptoms during appointments allow us to fine-tune your treatment for continued improvement.