Balance Testing and Therapy in Pinellas Park, FL
A strong sense of balance is very important to everyday function. Without it, simple tasks such as walking or standing up can be incredibly difficult to achieve. Many balance disorders stem from inner-ear problems and other medical conditions.
Balance testing provides a way for medical professionals to determine if the balance issues and dizziness you're suffering from stem from one of these disorders. Request more information today: call (813) 536-3212 or contact Dr. Christopher Van Benschoten online.
What is a Balance Test?
A balance test is designed to check for balance disorders, which are sometimes called vestibular disorders or simply “dizziness.” Some examples of balance disorders include:
- Meniere's disease
- General dizziness
Dizziness is often difficult to articulate and therefore very difficult to diagnose. That's why the balance test was developed. Balancing testing typically takes roughly thirty minutes, but sometimes longer. During the test, many steps are taken:
- The test evaluates the interaction between a patient's eyes, inner ears, and brain to diagnose balance disorders
- Neurologic responses to stimulation of the ears and eyes are recorded by sophisticated computer technology
- The data from the tests is sent out to an expert for interpretation
- Therapy and or treatment is then recommended after the test results are formulated
These steps combine to determine where your dizziness stems from and if it is the side-effect of a particular balance disorder. These tests are designed to be comfortable and not painful. Once the test is complete, your medical professional will likely recommend balance therapy or another variety of treatment.
How is Dizziness Treated?
There are many dizziness treatment options available. The nature of your treatment will depend on which balance disorder you are suffering from. Some possible balance treatments include:
- Balance therapy
- Vestibular surgery
- Lifestyle changes
- Steroidal medication
- Inner-ear medications
- Vertigo medications
The only way to determine if you have a balance disorder or require dizziness treatment is to speak with a medical professional. Once the nature of your condition has been uncovered, treatment can begin.
Request More Information Today
Living with a balance disorder or constant dizziness can make life very frustrating. If you have struggled with a balance disorder and would like to receive more information about balance testing and balance therapy call (813) 536-3212 or contact Dr. Christopher Van Benschoten online.
Address4691 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm