Vertigo, Dizziness, and Balance Treated With Vestibular Rehabilitation
Did you know, every 15 seconds an older adult is treated in an ER for a fall related injury? And 1/3 of them result in a fracture. This makes up a large percentage of the cases seen in Chicago ER and doctors’ offices that involve some sort of balance or fall problems.
Did you also know, there are safe and effective treatments for vertigo, dizziness, and balance are covered by Medicare & Most Insurances? Many of our patients have found that when it comes to Chicago based treatments for these conditions, our services here at the Pain Relief Institute are unmatched!
Complete the following Self-Test and see how you score. If you have 1 of the above risk factors, there is a 27% chance that you will fall within the next year. If you have 4 or more risk factors your chances increase to 78%.
According to the University of Wisconsin Division of Otolaryngology, approximately 42% of all adults experience dizziness severe enough to report to their doctor. Many of these are older adults, and also suffer from a fear of falling that keeps them from enjoying basic daily activities that most of us take for granted. The symptoms often come on gradually, over an extended period of time, and go unrecognized until they can no longer be overlooked. It could be lightheadedness, feeling faint, or just “woozy”.
Additionally, 70% of patients are given prescription medications to treat the symptoms, but will not solve the problem or improve balance. Just treating the symptoms leaves the door open for problems to spiral out of control. This is what far too many of our patients found out first hand with their initial treatments; balance and vertigo treatments in Chicago and the surrounding areas have been very limited for many years now. Fortunately, advances in equipment, diagnosis and treatment, offer patients more options for relief than just to “take a pill”. Nothing’s worse than feeling great mentally, but physically feeling held back from life because of vertigo, dizziness or the fear of falling!
Pain Relief Institute’s Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialists have developed a 3-step approach yielding an 85% success rate for our Chicago patients.
Step 1: Proper Diagnosis of the Condition & the Cause
- Proper diagnosis comes with taking the time to really listen to the patients description of their symptoms. Followed by a thorough neurologic exam as well as an oculography exam with Frenzel Goggles.
Step 2: Assessment & Treatment
- It use to be that patients suffering from vertigo, dizziness or balance were given medication and told they had to live with it, and that it might go away on its own. Today, with advanced treatments offered by PRI staff patients are successfully cleared of common BPPV (vertigo) in as few as 2 treatments.
Step 3: Long Term Management
The 3-Phase Approach:
- Eliminate & Reduce the Symptoms
- Restore Normal Function
- Strengthen your Vestibular System & Prevent Recurrence
The 3-Phase Approach to recovery is her way of helping patients take charge of their health, gaining confidence, understand their condition and avoiding common patient mistakes. Here at the Pain Relief Institute we have helped countless people get back to enjoying life on their terms and we look forward to helping you achieve this as well. For the best vertigo care in Chicago and the surrounding area, give us a call today! We would welcome the opportunity to help you find the relief you want and need.
“Research at Boston University has found that a major problem confining older adults to their home isn’t falling itself but fear of falling” – The Health Report.