People often take for granted their ability to feel stable as they move throughout their day. If you’re struggling with your balance, the team at EH Medical can diagnose what's causing the issue. The expert team at EH Medical will figure out what’s causing your balance problem in North Richland Hills and help you make changes so you can feel more confident as you move. To get help, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Balance Problems IN North Richland Hills
What are balance problems?
Some of the most common symptoms of balance problems are:
- Vertigo, or the sensation that things are moving or spinning
- Blurry vision
All of these issues can make it challenging to walk across a room, rise from a seated position, or pick something up from the ground. In other words, balance problems can pervade your life, making everyday tasks daunting.
What causes balance problems?
The team at EH Medical treats a variety of balance-problem causes, including:
Inside your ear, your vestibular system works to keep you balanced, whether you’re moving or still. Inflammation in your inner ear can compromise your vestibular system, causing balance problems. Or the calcium carbonate crystals in your ear that help you sense gravity can move out of place, disturbing your balance. This ear crystal-based issue is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
These are just a couple of the issues that can affect your vestibular system. The experienced team at EH Medical treats a range of inner ear issues.
Some medications can cause dizziness and lightheadedness. If your balance problems arose when you started taking a new medication, ask your EH Medical provider about alternatives to your current prescription.
Something as simple as a cold can affect your ear and, as a result, your ability to balance.
This condition causes fluid buildup in your inner ear, disrupting your vestibular system. It can also cause ringing in your ears and hearing problems.
Over time, the vestibular system declines. That’s why balance problems become more common with age.
Fortunately, no matter what’s causing your balance problem, the EH Medical team is available to treat it.
What’s the treatment for balance problems?
Your balance problem treatment is tailored to you. For example, if a medication is causing the issue, your EH Medical provider works with you to find an alternate treatment so you can stop taking that prescription. Or if you have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, your provider may move the out-of-place crystals to a better position in your ear.
For many people, effective treatment centers around specialized exercises that improve your balance. Also called vestibular rehabilitation, your EH Medical provider customizes this physical therapy to you. As you regularly repeat your exercises, your balance should improve.
Get your balance back by calling EH Medical or request an appointment online today.