Comprehensive Dizziness Treatment by Light ENT in Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach and Throughout Florida

Do you suffer from extreme dizziness and do not understand the reason why? Your life is just not the same as it used to be. You are unable to function the way you used to physically, socially, or mentally. You feel frustrated, at the end of your rope, and do not know how to deal with the dizziness.

Does this sound like you?

If so, then read on for more information on what could be causing your dizziness.

Your Inner Ear

Did you know that the ears play a major role in daily life and activities? In fact, ears do more than just equip you for hearing, they work in conjunction with the eyes and the balance system, allowing for a sense of stability and location.

If you are experiencing frequent dizziness, oftentimes it is attributed to complications with the inner ear. Your inner ear functions like a GPS device, helping you to balance and position. It helps control your movement and keep you level to the location of the earth—or you would be walking upside down!

 

The Problems

Your brain and inner ear work together to make your life easier – maintaining your balance and allowing you to hear. Some conditions that can disrupt this system are:

  • Vertigo
  • Migraine Headache
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Inner Ear Inflammation
  • Meniere’s Disease

When information is not transmitted appropriately from the inner ear to the brain, you may find yourself in a state of ‘vertigo’. What is vertigo? Vertigo is a sense of rotation, rocking, or the world spinning, experienced even when someone is perfectly still. Other symptoms that may occur in conjunction with vertigo include:

  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Pain in the ears or eyes
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Numbness or clumsiness
  • Fainting spells

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to visit Light ENT. Don’t let the situation get out of hand. Get medical help today!

Some of the main areas we serve can be found below:

  • West Palm Beach
  • Boynton Beach
  • Boca Raton
  • Delray Beach

Inner Ear Conditions

There are other origins that influence dizziness and Light ENT will be able to provide a deeper insight. Other disorders that you could be faced with:

  • Migraine Headache
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Inner Ear Inflammation
  • Meniere’s Disease

Acoustic Neuroma

While this is a medical term that you may not be familiar with, let’s try to simplify this for you. Acoustic Neuroma, also called Vestibular Schwannoma, is a benign tumor that can grow along the hearing and balance nerve bundle. It can cause stress to the nerves and result in hearing loss. When a person has hearing loss which is worse in one ear than the other, they should be seen by an ear specialist for evaluation and to rule out acoustic neuroma.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

At times, tiny particles of crystallized calcium may break off into the inner ear. If these fragments enter the wrong section of the inner ear, it can result in dizzy spells. The good news is that this type of vertigo can be treated by the professionals at Light ENT. A technique called an Epley Maneuver can fix this problem at the time of your visit. It is a non-invasive and painless procedure which repositions the crystals out of the semicircular canals.

Inner Ear Inflammation

If you have an inner ear infection, you may vertigo or sudden hearing loss.

Migraine Headache

Severe migraine headaches are sometimes classified as vestibular migraines. These do not necessarily occur simultaneously with Vertigo and for that reason, it is sometimes intricate to diagnose.

Meniere’s Disease

In contrast to BPPV and other conditions, Meniere’s disease causes long periods of vertigo. These will usually last for up to an hour at a time. In addition to dizziness, you may experience other symptoms such as loss of hearing, a feeling of fullness in the ear or ringing in the ear. Dr. Light is a national expert in this condition and has a variety of treatment options to cure this disease.

Get Rid of Your Dizziness and Contact a Dizziness Specialist

If left untreated, imbalance and dizziness can prove to be dangerous to your overall health. An example could be a fall, causing injury to yourself and even others.

If you suffer from dizziness on a regular basis, it is time to call an Light ENT in Boyton Beach today to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive ear, nose and throat assessment.

Your health depends on it. Call today!

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