Forty percent of Americans will experience dizziness that is severe enough to be send them to the doctor. Balance disorders can be caused by injuries, ear infections, medication, and more. Those who suffer from balance disorders experience dizzy spells sitting, standing, or even walking.
There are many balance disorders that arise from the ear. The labyrinth (inner ear) controls directional motions including back-and-forth, up-and-down, side-to-side, rolling and turning. The slightest shift in any component can have a huge impact on the body’s functions.
One of the most common balance disorders is Vertigo. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) can be caused by head or ear, infections or old age. Those who suffer from vertigo experience a spinning sensation while standing, sitting, or walking. Vertigo occurs when the cupula receives unnecessary pressure by the semicircular canals in the inner ear and cannot send the correct information to the brain.
Are you experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, schedule an appointment with an Ft. Worth Ear and Sinus today! (817) 332-4060.