Vestibular

The Lifespan of Our Balance & Vestibular Systems – And How It Relates And Matters To You (You Will Find Your Current Self In This Story)

So How Do We Develop Our Balance & Vestibular Systems To Do The Amazing Things They Can Do? Ok… Here Is The Progression & Regression Of Our Balance & Vestibular System Through The Lifespan… Do you remember as a kid spinning around until you were so dizzy you couldn’t stand up and you laughed falling …

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8 Ways to Remain Independent & Get Rid of Or Prevent Needing A Cane Or Walking When Going Out With Your Friends & Family. Part 1

If you are over the age of 60, do you ever feel like you have problems with slowing down or feeling of unsteadiness when you go out to dinner with your children? Maybe shopping with friends has become more of a challenge, or you simply find yourself staying in your home more and more because …

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What Is Vertigo & What To Do About It? Part 2

Part 1 of this article about vertigo talks about the cause of positional vertigo, a condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV occurs when small crystals in one part of the inner ear balance system (The Vestibular System) gets into another part of the vestibular system. (1)(2)(3) The good news is the condition is …

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When Older People Get Vertigo & How To Continue Moving Independently & Avoid Falls

A third of 70 year olds and over half of people by age 85 experience the symptoms of dizziness or vertigo.(1)(2) Over half the time, the main cause of this dizziness/vertigo with older people is a disorder called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).(3)   BPPV happens when crystals in the inner ear balance system (The Vestibular …

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What Is Vertigo & What To Do About It? Part 1

What Is Positional Vertigo? Positional vertigo is a spinning sensation that happens when the position of your head changes.(1) This occurs when crystals in the inner ear balance system (The Vestibular System) move from a place where they normally are located to a place where they should not be located.(2)(3)(4) When these crystals get into …

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Dizziness Combined With Anxiety, A Common Problem Not Well Recognized In Healthcare – And What Can Be Done? Part 2

Part 1 introduced a common but poorly known disorder which occurs when a person suffers a severe attack of dizziness or vertigo(1-4)  and what results is a neurological problem that can be very debilitating(3)(5)(6)  and can last for months or years(3) even with young(1)(2)(3)(6)(7)  healthy people. The good news is brain scan studies in the …

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Dizziness Combined With Anxiety, A Common Problem Not Well Recognized In Healthcare – And What Can Be Done? Part 1

The following series of events describe the second most common inner ear balance problem(1)… Imagine you wake up one day with a sudden attack of dizziness, nausea, or vertigo, and end up in the emergency room. The doctors confirm you did not have a stroke or tumor and they send you home with nausea medication. …

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