Balance / Dizziness Testing
DIZZINESS IS A COMMON BUT VERY CORRECTABLE
PROBLEM WITH ACCURATE DIANOSES AND REHAB.
Falls in the age 40 and older population are epidemic in our country and are a leading cause for Emergency Room visits. Each year up to 33% of older adults fall, with many resulting in serious injury.One of the biggest reasons for this epidemic is first, most seniors think it is just part of aging and they have to live with it and often do not tell their doctors about the problem.
A send problem is that many primary care physicians are not trained to diagnose these types of problems plus few primary care physicians have the equipment to accurately assess the reason for a patient’s dizziness or balance problems.At Outcome Medical Of Georgia, we utilize State-Of-The-Art testing technology to accurately diagnose your dizziness problems and get you on a quick road to recovery.
Our testing will tell us if it is your dizziness problem is your ear,(Vestibular), your central nervous system or something else causing your problem.
We work with a network of Physical Therapists who are certified to provide rehab for these conditions. Dizziness is a special problem that requires specialized training such as a certified vestibular rehab Physical Therapist to correct the problem.
Dizziness and Balance Are Correctable
Balance and Dizziness problems can be corrected when properly diagnosed. Physician referrals for the test are not required, and everything is covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.
Dizziness or Vertigo can be caused by disturbances in a particular part of the inner-ear…the vestibular system. This is the part of your balance system that receives movement and gravity input that is then fed into the brain to maintain your balance with respect to the pull of gravity. Your inter ear has three semicircular tubes, each receiving and responding to your head and eye movement which manages separate signals to the brain. When anyone of these vital message centers receives conflicting from the eyes and head movement you will experience dizziness. Unlike conventional testing such as caloric, (water or air put into the ear) the more advance diagnostic technology used at Outcome Medical of Georgia can diagnose all three of the semicircular canals and identify specific semicircular canal functions in the vestibular system and provide to facilitate a more targeted rehab program.
Balance Self Test
Take the fall risk test. If you answer yes to any of these questions, you should be tested. Testing is covered by Medicare and most insurances. Best of all, the tests are performed while you are sitting comfortably for approximately 25 minutes.
- A fall is a common event that takes away the independence of older adults.
- Each year, up to a third of older adults suffer a fall.
- 25% of older Americans who suffer a hip fracture after a fall will die within 6 months.
- Two thirds of older adults who have a history of a fall in the past year will fall again within 12 months.
- Treating fall injuries is extremely expensive.
- Inner ear disorders are the leading cause of falls.
- 33% of all seniors fall each year.
- Over 69 million people suffer with vestibular disorders.
You Do Not Have To Be Part of These Statistics. There Are Effective Treatment Options For Vestibular Disorders.