Dizziness, Vertigo & Balance Disorders

Balance disorders, which often present symptoms of feeling unsteady, woozy, or sensations of spinning, moving, floating, or falling, are often due to problems within the inner ear. The inner ear interacts with the eyes and brain and contributes to balance. Treatment for balance disorders depend on the underlying condition. Some patients find rehabilitation and lifestyle changes effective in reducing symptoms and in rare cases, surgery can help.

Dizziness, Vertigo & Balance Disorders Treatments

Medications

Even when the causes of dizziness and balance disorders aren’t known, there are typical medication options that often address symptoms. For example, those with Meniere’s disease may be prescribed water pills. When combined with a low-salt diet, the frequency of dizzy episodes may be reduced. Some antihistamines and anticholinergics can offer short-term relief from vertigo. Transdermal scopolamine patches offer continuous dosing. Anti-nausea medications may help, though drowsiness is often a side effect. Anti-anxiety medications, such as Valium and Xanax, may also reduce symptoms, but drowsiness is also an issue with these drugs.

Vestibular Therapy

When vertigo and dizziness result from inner ear disorders, vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) offers a treatment that reduces both primary and secondary symptoms of the condition. Comprised of exercises that reduce dizziness, vertigo, and nausea, VRT augments the natural balance function of the ear by recruiting input from other senses. This often happens naturally, over time, for patients with long-term vestibular disorders. VRT may speed the process in patients who otherwise see no improvement in their conditions over time. Three types of VRT exercise are balance training, gaze stabilizing, and habituation. A combination of exercises may be customized to provide maximum benefits on an individual patient basis.

Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy

Otolaryngology located in Los Angeles, CA & Glendale, CA

The Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy boasts a team of dedicated healthcare professionals that is second to none, where physicians and support staff work tirelessly to provide patients with the highest possible level of care. Dr. Geoffrey B. Trenkle is a Southern California native who began his medical training at Western University of Health Sciences before heading to Michigan State University to further hone his area of specialty. He has traveled the country to train in a number of Otolaryngology specialties, before bringing those skills and expertise back to build his practice here in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Ahmed Maki embarked upon his medical career at Missouri's A. T. Still University of Health Sciences. After graduating at the top of his class, he sought additional training at Michigan State University and became a Board Certified surgeon specializing in procedures involving the head and neck. Together, Dr. Trenkle and Dr. Maki have built a thriving medical practice aimed at providing patients with a full range of services. 

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The Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy boasts a team of dedicated healthcare professionals that is second to none, where physicians and support staff work tirelessly to provide patients with the highest possible level of care. Dr. Geoffrey B. Trenkle is a Southern California native who began his medical training at Western University of Health Sciences before heading to Michigan State University to further hone his area of specialty. He has traveled the country to train in a number of Otolaryngology specialties, before bringing those skills and expertise back to build his practice here in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Ahmed Maki embarked upon his medical career at Missouri's A. T. Still University of Health Sciences. After graduating at the top of his class, he sought additional training at Michigan State University and became a Board Certified surgeon specializing in procedures involving the head and neck. Together, Dr. Trenkle and Dr. Maki have built a thriving medical practice aimed at providing patients with a full range of services. 


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