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Dizziness is more than just an annoyance, it can increase your risk of falling and sustaining an injury.

Facts About Dizziness

Dizziness is a general term used to describe a cluster of symptoms that can be caused by several underlying health issues. It is common for a patient to feel dizzy without having a diagnosis of the root cause of the problem. Dizziness can impede your ability to participate in activities of daily living and can also leave you feeling vulnerable and anxious. Dizziness can also increase your risk of falling and injuring yourself.

  • Vertigo and dizziness are not the same conditions.
  • Dizziness affects your sensory organs (eyes & ears).
  • Vertigo can be caused by an inner ear infection, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s Disease, or migraines. Over 1.5 million Canadians suffer from Vertigo.
  • Poor circulation or a drop in blood pressure can cause you to feel faint and dizzy.
  • Anxiety disorders, medication side effects, anemia (low-iron), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), head injury, and neurological disease can all cause dizziness.

Symptoms of Dizziness & Vertigo

Age and past episodes of dizziness make you more susceptible to future incidents. If you repeatedly have “dizzy spells” then you should seek medical attention. Those suffering from either Vertigo or dizziness can experience some or all of the following symptoms:

  • A false sense of spinning
  • Feeling like you are woozy or floating
  • Loss of balance or feeling unsteady
  • Lightheadedness or feeling faint
  • Associated feelings of nausea, vomiting, or fainting

Treatments for Dizziness

Denise Semple & Associates in Burlington offers successful treatments for dizziness symptoms. We have registered physiotherapists who have extensive training and education in vestibular therapy. With a thorough assessment, we can help determine the underlying cause of your dizziness and create a treatment plan that will address the root of your problem on a multi-systemic level. Our team of practitioners can work together to help you feel better today. We search for the cause of your dizziness using a variety of potential treatments:

  • Vestibular Physiotherapy (using passive & active care, specialized maneuvers & techniques, and balance retraining)
  • Education on dizziness and prevention of dizzy spells
  • Naturopathic Medicine (to address medications, chronic disease, immune suppression, diet)
  • Massage Therapy (for migraines, pain, and anxiety)
  • Osteopathy (cranial sacral therapy and anxiety)

Stop Dizziness in its Tracks. Start Today!

Don’t let dizziness stop you from enjoying your daily activities. With some simple education, lifestyle changes, and vestibular therapy you can feel in control of your life again. For same-day appointments contact our office at 905-639-7113 or book now online with one of our Registered Vestibular Physiotherapists.