Physical Therapy in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
Do you struggle with episodes of vertigo and are looking for help? Look no further than the physical therapists at Pro Staff Physical Therapy. We have a convenient location in Parsippany if you live in the Lake Hiawatha, NJ area. We believe in treating all our patients with individualized and personal care. We understand that vertigo can be scary and affects all aspects of your life. With the help of our expert physical therapists, we will diagnose, treat, and teach you how to prevent this issue from returning.
What Causes Vertigo?
Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness that feels like the world is spinning when you change positions. Several different things can cause vertigo. First, it is either a central or peripheral nervous system issue. Central nervous system issues can be caused by various neurological dysfunction. Peripheral vertigo is more commonly treated through physical therapy. This is usually an issue with a part of your body called the vestibular system. This system is essential for connecting your body’s ability to know where it is in space, which is very important for balance. When this system is thrown off, it can cause vertigo.
Common Symptoms of Vertigo
- Dizzy or spinning sensation, especially when moving your head.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Ringing in the ear or difficulty hearing during episodes.
- Difficulty with balance and increased fall risk.
- Difficulty concentrating and abnormal eye movements.
Treatment for Vertigo
Treatment for vertigo first depends on diagnosing what type of vertigo you have and what may have caused it. Because of the complex nature of vertigo and the different conditions that can cause it, it is important to work with your healthcare team to get the best treatment possible. Some types of positional vertigo respond well to a manual therapy technique that involves moving the body quickly to adjust the vestibular system. Your physical therapist will also work with you on balance retraining, habituation of movements that may be causing vertigo, and specific eye movements that can help train your vestibular system.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Every case of vertigo is different depending on what is causing the symptoms. Our goal is to diagnose and treat as quickly as possible to help you feel better. Most peripheral vertigo goes away quickly. The sooner you seek treatment the faster your vestibular system will recover.
Get Started Today
If you are struggling with vertigo and live in the Lake Hiawatha, NJ area, check out our Parsippany location today. Our team of expert physical therapists is committed to your health and wants you to feel better soon. Contact our office at 973-396-8667 to schedule an appointment today.