“Diving in pools with high dive competitive flips over 50 years ago, roller skating and even speed racing was a thing back then and even up to just a year or so ago, serving as a pilot was a big interest and continues to be, even scuba diving in the military was enjoyed, … all of this and no problems with vertigo or dizziness. However, now I seem to be having some problems and I would like to know more. What do you feel is the cause of my unsteadiness and dizzy spells, he asked?”
He was referred to our office by his family physician to have his concerns addressed. It’s what we do…. working with those having balance, hearing, or tinnitus concerns. We assess the inner ear vestibular system to best understand the potential cause of dizziness and to discover what the best course of action is, this may be to lessen the dizzy concerns and especially, decrease fall risks. During our VNG or balance assessment, we can discover with sensitivity the best course to advise the referring physician to help this patient. As you can see, this gentleman was and is still quite active. He wishes to remain active in maintaining a quality of life as best he can for years to come.