Vestibular/Balance Treatments

Balance & The Inner Ear

Our balance system, or vestibular system, helps us walk, run and move without falling by processing signals from the senses to the brain. The vestibular system is located in the inner ear, which is why you may feel disoriented or dizzy when you have an ear infection.

Sensations of dizziness or vertigo can be caused by a number of things. Your vestibular system takes in information from the eyes, ears, skin and other sensory organs. A condition in any of these systems could impact your balance. This is why a comprehensive assessment should be performed early in the treatment process.

Dangers of a Vestibular Disorder

Anyone who has experienced involuntary dizziness knows how serious this condition can be. When you can’t feel steady on your feet, your risk of falling dramatically increases. In turn, your risk of suffering a head or back injury also rises and in severe cases these injuries can last a lifetime.

Vestibular therapy is often used as treatment or part of a treatment plan for the following:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Ménière’s disease
  • Inner ear concussion syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • CVA/stroke
  • Post-concussion syndrome

You should seek medical treatment as soon as possible if you are frequently dizzy or disoriented. A medical professional can help you manage the symptoms of vestibular disorders while working on a more permanent solution.

Walk Steadily Again

Our skilled audiologists provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment for impaired balance, dizziness, vertigo and other conditions. In many cases, a patient’s care is coordinated by a team of multi-disciplinary professionals, each working to address the various symptoms and causes.

Jersey City Medical Center Rehabilitation Services
100 Town Square Place
Suite 208
Jersey City, NJ 07310
(201) 915-2000
RWJ Balance & Hearing Center
2 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton Township, NJ 08690
(609) 245-7390
Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
Jersey City Medical Center's Ambulatory Care Center
395 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
(201) 915-2410
RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
RWJ Rehabilitation Lawrenceville
4152 Quakerbridge Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 245-7420

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