Problems with balance are common and can occur at any time during someone’s life. They can be a minor inconvenience or lead to major disability. The causes for balance problems can be related to the balance organ within the inner ear (vestibular system) or a huge number of other causes including problems with blood pressure, the heart, the nervous system, medication, hydration and the musculoskeletal system. During your consultation you will be comprehensively assessed to establish the cause for your balance issues.
‘Vertigo’ is a term used to describe the sensation of movement when no movement is occurring. Some people describe this as a spinning sensation and may be related to the inner ear balance organ. Occasionally people describe other types of movement sensation. Due to the large number of possible causes for vertigo it is important to come for assessment by someone who understands all the potential diagnoses. A number of problems that can occur with the inner ear balance organ can be treated with physiotherapy and simple manoeuvre techniques, curing the individual of their vertigo. Some of the other causes are rare but occasionally serious and so prompt assessment is also important.