More On Balance Disorders


 

Are you suffering from:

  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Tendency to fall
  • Fearing that you will fall
  • Nausea
  • Trouble maintaining your balance
  • Drifting to one side when you walk
  • Feel like you are on a “rocking boat"

If you’re suffering with Vertigo, dizziness or imbalance, you may feel unsure of yourself and worried about what’s wrong. At the Arizona Institute of Neurology & Polysomnography, we can help, with advanced testing and specialized treatment from board-certified neurologist, Dr. Khan. Neurology is one of the medical specialties devoted to evaluating and treating balance disorders, and Dr. Khan has 17 years of experience helping people with these kinds of problems.

Dr. Khan will perform a full evaluation and may order tests like an MRI scan or a CT scan to differentiate Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, the most common cause of vertigo, from the most serious causes of dizziness, such as CP angel tumor or Vestibular Schwannoma, Multiple sclerosis, Autonomic Dysfunction or Dysautonomia, TIA, stroke, or other cardiovascular problem.

The Arizona Institute of Neurology & Polysomnography is home to many of the most advanced tests available in our region for evaluating the inner ear and the physical causes of balance problems, dizziness and vertigo, including:

  • Videonystagmography (VNG)
  • Computerized dynamic posturography (CDP)
  • Brain Stem Evoked potential study (BAEP)
  • Autonomic nervous system testing (RR interval Test)

Balance training in Casa Grande

For most people with dizziness, vertigo and other balance disorders, physical rehabilitation and balance training works wonders. At Arizona Institute of Neurology & Polysomnography we work very close to most of the Phusical Theray places, who offers balance training and rehab, under the direction of Dr. Khan.

Safety tips to keep you on your feet

  • Make sure your home is well lit, with easily accessible lights and nightlights.
  • Keep a flashlight handy in case you need to get up during the night.
  • Keep your home free from clutter and anything that might cause you to trip, like throw rugs.
  • Use handrails on stairs and special grab bars in the bathroom. Install adhesives in the bathtub and shower.
  • If you’ve been lying down or sitting, stand up slowly and give yourself time to adjust.
  • Make sure your shoes fit properly and have slip-resistant soles.
  • Avoid driving until your dizziness or balance problem gets under control – ask a friend or family member to drive you.

These tips will help you avoid a dangerous fall or other accident. Remember to be patient with yourself and follow your doctor’s orders.

At the Arizona Institute of Neurology & Polysomnography, we are committed to giving you an accurate diagnosis and the right solution, so you can get back on your feet and enjoy your life again.