Vertigo and dizziness are NOT FUN. It can be completely debilitating, leaving the individual bed-ridden if bad enough. In most instances vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or (BPPV). This is where otolithic debris “crystals” in the fluid in your inner ear become dislodged and signal to your brain excessively causing you to feel like you are spinning, the room is spinning, or sometimes oscillopsia (wobbly feeling). BPPV can usually be easily treated with what are called repositioning maneuvers in-office and at home.
Other causes of vertigo and dizziness can come traumatic brain injury, sudden head movements, infections, autoimmunity, riding on a boat or airplane (called Debarkment), and certain medications called ototoxic medication.
Given the multifaceted nature of these conditions, at HML, we believe in utilizing functional neurology and functional medicine to create personalized treatment plans for our patients. By combining these approaches, we can thoroughly evaluate the individual’s unique circumstances and develop a tailored plan that addresses the root causes of their vertigo and dizziness. This comprehensive and individualized approach allows us to provide effective relief and restore balance to our patients’ lives.
Functional neurology focuses on understanding the complex interactions between the nervous system, brain, and other bodily functions. By conducting a thorough evaluation of the nervous system, we can pinpoint any neurological imbalances or dysfunctions that may contribute to vertigo and dizziness. This allows us to develop targeted treatment plans that aim to restore optimal brain function and improve overall balance.
We recognize that each person’s health is influenced by a unique combination of genetic, lifestyle, environmental, and dietary factors. By taking a holistic view of the individual’s health history and conducting comprehensive assessments, we gain valuable insights into potential triggers or underlying imbalances. With this information, we create tailored treatment plans that address the specific needs of each patient.
Our commitment to individualized care means that we work closely with our patients, actively involving them in their treatment journey. We provide education, support, and self-care strategies that patients can implement at home to complement their in-office treatments. By empowering individuals with knowledge and tools, we strive to improve their overall well-being and equip them with the ability to manage and prevent future episodes of vertigo and dizziness.
At HML, our goal is not only to alleviate symptoms but also to enhance the resilience and strength of our patients. Through our integrative approach, we aim to provide lasting relief, enabling individuals to regain control of their lives and experience a renewed sense of balance and well-being.