Balance Disorder Care and Treatment
If balance issues make it difficult to go about your daily life, trusted specialists at Henry Ford Health can help. We offer all the services you need for dizziness due to ear issues. Our offerings include comprehensive assessments and personalized therapies. Trusted professionals deliver services that help you feel steady on your feet so you can get back to your busy life.
Types of balance disorders we treat
We treat common and complex balance disorders, including:
- Vertigo, sensation of dizziness or spinning
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), abnormal feeling of spinning due to changes in position, like rolling over or laying back in bed
- Labyrinthitis, dizziness plus hearing loss
- Ménière’s disease, rare inner ear disease that causes dizzy spells accompanied by ear fullness, tinnitus and hearing loss that varies
- Perilymph fistula, ear fluid leakage that collects in the middle ear, causing symptoms that worsen with physical
- Superior semicircular canal dehiscence, rotational dizziness (a sensation of spinning) associated with loud sounds or changes in pressure
- Vestibular neuronitis, vertigo due to vestibular nerve irritation from a virus
Dizziness, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and other balance disorder treatments
Most patients feel better with specialized therapies. The type of therapy that’s right for you depends on your diagnosis. Options include exercises to prevent the brain from triggering dizziness. On rare occasions, surgery may be necessary.
Therapy is available in locations throughout south central Michigan. Some services available through virtual visits enabling you to receive care from the comfort of home. For dizziness not due to an ear issue, we refer you to the appropriate Henry Ford specialist.
Balance disorder care at Henry Ford: Why choose us?
Everyone loses their footing from time to time. But balance disorders bring symptoms that don’t quit. Coming to an experienced program like the one at Henry Ford can help you get relief. We pinpoint the source of the issue and deliver specialized therapies, some of which are not widely available.
You benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists who work together to help you heal. Our team includes:
- Neurotologists and otologists: These doctors completed advanced training in inner ear disease, which often causes balance disorders. We guide you care by recommending specific tests and tailoring therapies to your needs. Meet our team.
- Audiologists: Doctoral-level audiologists are available in locations throughout the region. These specialists perform balance function testing to help determine whether symptoms are due to a balance disorder or other medical issue. Find out more about audiology.
- Physical and occupational therapists: Many patients feel better with vestibular therapy and other specialized services. Our team includes therapists who completed training in helping people push past balance disorders. Get more information about balance and vestibular rehabilitation.