You're not alone if you're struggling with dizziness, vertigo, or other vestibular conditions that affect your balance. Vestibular conditions are disorders that affect the vestibular system, a complex network of structures in the inner ear and brain that control balance, spatial orientation, and coordination. When the vestibular system malfunctions, it can lead to various symptoms and conditions.
Mid-Atlantic Brain and Neurological Rehabilitation in Silver Springs, MD, is here to help you recover from balance and dizziness caused by a brain injury, neuropathy, sports injury, balance disorders, and more.
Dangers of Vertigo
While most people feel dizziness from time to time, vertigo is a chronic problem that can heavily interfere with your daily activities. Vertigo can make it hard to focus and create difficulties with ambulation. People who experience vertigo and dizziness are more susceptible to falls than people who do not share these conditions.
What Causes Balance Disorders?
It's estimated that about 75 percent of vestibular disorders involve the inner ear and vestibular nerve. The most common causes of vertigo include traumatic brain injury, migraine, multiple sclerosis, psychiatric disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders.
What Is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)?
At Mid-Atlantic Brain and Neurological Rehabilitation, we use vestibular rehabilitation therapy, which uses specialized exercises that result in gaze and gait stabilization. Most VRT exercises involve head movement, essential in stimulating and retraining the vestibular system. Our treatment plan depends on your needs, and our team will work with you to ensure you're moving toward optimal health. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy has been a highly effective treatment for most adults and children with dizziness and balance issues.
What Are the Goals of VRT?
When dealing with dizziness, you want a treatment that can give you hope of lasting relief. When you choose VRT, you can look forward too many potential positive outcomes, including:
- Improved balance
- Fewer falls
- Decreased feelings of dizziness
- Decreased anxiety
- Fewer feelings of disorientation
Several people find vertigo improves over time. It's important to talk with us at each appointment about your progress. Knowing what's working well and what symptoms you're still experiencing allows us to adjust your treatment to help you progress.
Reach out to Mid-Atlantic Brain and Neurological Rehabilitation
We employ advanced neurological and vestibular exams using in-office diagnostic testing for identification at Mid-Atlantic Brain and Neurological Rehabilitation in Silver Springs, MD. We create individualized care programs to address each patient's challenges and needs. Contact us at (240) 766-8881 to learn more and schedule your first appointment.