Balance & Dizziness
Treating balance and dizziness issues can not only reduce your risk of hurting yourself due to a fall, but it can also boost your overall quality of life by giving you the confidence to try new things, such as playing sports that require balance, like dancing or surfing.
Signs of a Balance or Dizziness Issue
Having a balance or dizziness issue goes beyond the inability to stand on one leg for a long time or feeling a bit lightheaded when you’re looking down from a high distance. A balance issue usually stems from a connection problem between your brain and your central nervous system. Balance issues are often coupled up with dizziness, but there are dizziness issues that come from problems with the inner ear as opposed to the central nervous system.
- Unsteadiness while standing.
- Staggering while walking.
- Vertigo (spinning sensation).
- Blurred vision.
Causes of a Balance or Dizziness Issue
Sustaining a traumatic head injury, such as a concussion while playing sports, can damage your vestibular system, which is the sensory system that controls your balance. It can cause balance problems and dizziness or spinning sensations for days or weeks following the injury.
Unhealthy blood pressure
Forever Fit Can Help Improve Your Balance and Decrease Dizziness Issues
Techniques that may be recommended for balance and dizziness issues include:
- Balance training.
- Core strengthening.
- Vestibular rehabilitation.