Most of us experience dizziness once in a while, but when that unsteady feeling lasts a long time or feels particularly disorienting, it's considered a balance disorder. You may have the feeling of vertigo (intense spinning) or a sensation of moving or floating even when sitting or lying down, and your dizziness may come along with other symptoms such as nausea, anxiety, hearing loss, or a ringing in the ears called tinnitus. For many, dizziness significantly interferes with basic daily activities.
At Columbia Otolaryngology, our physicians use the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques to help you find the cause of your dizziness. Causes can include:
- Vestibular disorders, or problems in the inner ear
- Disorders in the central nervous system, the brainstem or brain
- Cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure or anemia
- Bacterial or viral infection
- Reaction to medication
Whatever the cause of your balance issue, our team will work with you to find the best treatment and help you return to your normal activities.