Balance Center at ENTACC
The ENTACC Dizziness and Balance Center is the only one in Chester County to offer a full range of diagnostic testing performed by an experienced team of audiologists and board-certified ENT physicians.
Having the expertise in one location means what might take months to accomplish elsewhere can typically be done within days at ENTACC. Your care is discussed among the team and test results are available quickly. This is important given the suffering that dizziness and balance disorders often cause.
Dizziness is a a term that is often used to describe a range of sensations including but not limited to: feeling unsteady, faint, or weak. Dizziness also creates a false sense that a your surroundings (or you) are spinning. This is called vertigo. While rarely life-threatening, dizziness can be debilitating for many people.
Balance problems may make you feel dizzy and this can happen whether you are standing, sitting, or lying down. Many systems of the body must work normally for you Mohave proper balance. These include the inner ear, nerves, heart, eyes, joints, and blood vessels. When these systems are not functioning as they should, you may experience balance issues. Although many medical conditions cause balance problems, most are caused by issues of the inner ear (vestibular system).
Treating any Underlying Causes
Depending on the cause, you may need antibiotics or anti fungal treatments. These can treat ear infections that are causing your balance disorder.
Changes in Lifestyle
You may be able to ease some symptoms with changes in diet and activity. This includes quitting smoking or avoiding nicotine.
Epley Maneuver (Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers)
These are a specialized series of movements of your head and chest. The goal is to reposition particles in your semicircular canals into a position where they don’t trigger symptoms.
When medicine and other therapies are unable to control your symptoms, you may need surgery. The procedure depends on the underlying cause of the disorder. The goal is to stabilize and repair inner ear function.
If you struggle with vestibular balance disorders, you may need vestibular rehabilitation or balance retraining therapy. This helps you move through your day safely. A rehabilitation specialist will help you learn how to cope with dizziness in your daily life.