Dizziness

Along with pain, dizziness is one of the most common complaints that lead us to see a doctor. The possible causes are correspondingly varied. General disorders, such as circulatory problems, must be distinguished from specific diseases of the vestibular organs and the nervous system. For this purpose we have a lot of experience and a highly specialised diagnostic and therapeutic repertoire at our disposal.

Dizziness is the leading symptom of a disturbance in the vestibular system, which often leads to severe insecurity in standing and walking due to a perceived apparent movement between the person affected and his environment.

As a consequence of the balance disorders, increasing feelings of insecurity, fear and avoidance behaviour can occur, which considerably restrict the affected ones in their everyday lives.

Anamnesis and aetiology

Important information about the possible cause of dizziness often can be found in a detailed discussion: factors such as the type, frequency and form of dizziness, as well as information about current or past illnesses, can help to narrow down possible causes.

Further information is provided by tests to check coordination ability, examinations of the functioning of the heart and circulation, an examination of the ears, the locomotor system and nerve functions.

At the end of the clarification there can be different diseases as a benign positional vertigo, the loss of an equilibrium nerve, a stroke, a beginning Parkinson's disease, a narrowing of the spine and much more. It is important to us to identify the cause precisely in order to be able to initiate a targeted therapy and eliminate risks for the future.