Dizziness, vertigo and disequilibrium are typical symptoms that many adults are suffering from. The stem of these symptoms can be from a peripheral vestibular disorder, classified as a dysfunction of the balance organs of the inner ear or a central vestibular disorder, a dysfunction of one or more parts of the central nervous system that process balance and spatial information. Dizziness is a sensation of feeling lightheaded, unsteady and faint.Compared to dizziness, vertigo has a rotational spinning component, and is the perception of movements. Disequilibrium is equivalent to unsteadiness and imbalance that is usually followed by spatial disorientation. It is important to receive a proper diagnosis to discuss your symptoms and identify which disorder is affecting you, but there are a plethora of causes for dizziness, so receiving a correct diagnosis may be a lengthy experience.
Read more below on how to determine if you are suffering from dizziness and have a vestibular disorder,if you answer “yes” to most of these, your next step would be to schedule an evaluation with one of our Vestibular-Specialized Therapists.