Vestibular Decompensation: An Unrecognized Cause of Vertigo

Vestibular Decompensation: An Unrecognized Cause of Vertigo

If a person is immobile for even a few days – without head motion, such as during bedrest from a flu, surgery, hospital stay, depressive episode, etc, then they can experience “vestibular decompensation.” This phenomenon occurs when a person with a...
Traveling with Vertigo and Dizziness: Helpful Strategies

Traveling with Vertigo and Dizziness: Helpful Strategies

I recently traveled to visit my family in the other part of the USA while I was suffering with dizziness and vertigo. While I was traveling with vertigo, I started making notes on the strategies that I came up with to minimize my discomfort and “get through...
Footwear to Reduce Falling

Footwear to Reduce Falling

All can fall! People of any age can fall, especially if they have dizziness or vertigo. Proper footwear is important to prevent falls. Today I am going to answer a question that I frequently hear from my patients, which is: “Is there a type of footwear to reduce...
What Causes Dizziness in the Body?

What Causes Dizziness in the Body?

What Causes Dizziness? Root Cause Evaluation is Key Often times, dizziness can have more than one cause. This blog discusses what causes dizziness, specifically in the head and neck area. The Inner Ear The first thing I do when I evaluate people for vertigo or...
Medication for Dizziness: A Discussion with Dr. Kim Bell, DPT

Medication for Dizziness: A Discussion with Dr. Kim Bell, DPT

I still find it shocking that most of the medications for dizziness actually causes dizziness as a side effect! Different medications are prescribed for dizziness and vertigo. The benefits of medication for dizziness are to reduce the symptoms, to allow the person to...