Dizziness & Fall Prevention

About Dizziness and Fall Prevention

Dizziness is a sensation in which the affected individual feels unsteady, weak or faint. When a person experiences bouts of dizziness, they are at risk of falling. Despite the discomfort and general feelings of uneasiness, this risk of falling is the biggest dilemma associated with the condition. Those who suffer from dizziness should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of injury in the event of falling, fainting or stumbling. It is important to determine the cause of dizziness, which may be occurring as a side effect of a medication or an undiagnosed medical condition. Dizziness treatment options provide relief and the techniques employed will be tailored to each patient’s needs.

Possible Symptoms of Dizziness and Fall Prevention

Those who suffer from dizziness may experience a range of symptoms, including nausea, headaches, visual disturbances, stumbling, falling or fainting.

Diagnosing Dizziness and Fall Prevention

Dizziness is generally a condition that does not require diagnosis. However, it is necessary to uncover the cause of dizziness. Your doctor will evaluate your health care history and ask questions to determine if the cause is related to a temporary condition or if it is a sign of a more serious illness. In either instance, your doctor will perform an evaluation and may utilize advanced diagnostic testing to identify the root of the problem.

Treatment Options

The following treatment options are effective for combatting dizziness and encouraging fall prevention. At Total Health & Peak Medical, these treatments are combined to create a customized treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.

Acupuncture

For some patients, undergoing acupuncture treatments may help to alleviate dizzy spells. This form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is helpful in relieving pain, but for those with dizziness, it can also help to restore the natural flow of the body.

Nutrition

Dizzy spells can be brought on by inconsistent or poor eating habits of some patients. Developing a nutritional plan that is catered to the patient, in combination with other treatments, is often beneficial.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, intended as a dizziness treatment, focuses primarily on reducing dizziness and increasing a patient’s stability. It is effective in treating the condition, but also helpful in training patients on how to handle instability to prevent dangerous falls.

Fall Prevention Specialists

Working with fall prevention specialists is a dizziness treatment that aims to reduce the risk of injury when a person with dizziness falls or faints. These specialists design programs that assist patients with improving overall balance. Many fall prevention specialists also aim to create safer environments for at-risk patients.

Our Difference

Total Health and Peak Medical believe that the key to healing lies in a comprehensive approach to overall health and wellness. We provide customized care to each patient to address all of their needs, from education to nutrition, in addition to treating dizziness and other ailments.

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