Do I have a vestibular and balance disorder?
Symptoms can be mild and intermittent to persistent and life-altering. Many patients express to us their feelings of frustration and hopelessness with the varied symptoms that accompany their illness.
- Sensation that you or your environment is moving or spinning
- Dizziness, lightheaded or fainting sensation
- Imbalance and spatial disorientation
- Motion intolerance
- Frequent falls or instability
- Visual disturbances: seeing double or blurring
- Visual difficulty while shopping in aisles, scrolling computer screens, riding in cars
- Fatigue- both physical and mental
- Difficulty with concentration or memory
- Cognitive or psychological changes (tearful, easily frustrated, feelings of depression)
- Feeling “Slowed down” or “Just not right”
- Changes in hearing
- Ringing in ears
- Pressure in head
- Neck pain
- Light or noise sensitivity
Vestibular and Balance Testing
If you or a loved one have any of the above symptoms, you may benefit from the diagnostic testing offered at Missouri Delta ReBalance & Dizziness Center. Our Audiologist, who specializes in vestibular services, performs a comprehensive evaluation with data interpretation and combines test findings with current evidence-based research, experience, and expertise. He then discusses interpretation and recommends meaningful solutions and personalized treatment options to both the patient and your medical provider. Testing is NOT invasive or painful. A trusted family member or friend is welcome to stay throughout the testing process.
The Vestibular & Balance Test battery may include:
Customized Vertigo/Balance History & Physical
Gait and Functional Activities-of-Daily-Living Analysis
Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP)
Comprehensive Rotational Chair Testing
Videonystagmography (VNG) with Air-Caloric Irrigation
Cervical & Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials
Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT)
Audiogram and Tympanometry (only if not previously performed by your physician or audiologist)
I have been diagnosed with a vestibular or balance disorder. Now what?
It is important to seek Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation Therapy (VBRT) with a Certified Vestibular and Balance Physical Therapist. Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation Therapy (VBRT) is a specialized form of physical therapy that treats the debilitating effects of dizziness and balance disorders. Missouri Delta ReBalance & Dizziness Center is one of only two clinics in the state of Missouri (the other in Kansas City) that offers both a Vestibular Specialized Audiologist and Physical Therapist. Treatment is targeted and efficient so you can quickly see results. Every treatment plan is customized to ensure a successful outcome.