Dr. Michael Heublum - MD

Disorders

At Balance and Dizziness Center, we treat your dizziness, balance disorders and your phobias. If you’d like to know more about your conditions and what they mean click below.

Dizziness

Dizziness is a term used to describe a range of sensations, such as feeling faint, woozy, weak or unsteady. Dizziness that creates the false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving is called vertigo.

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Lightheadedness

Lightheadedness is a common and typically unpleasant sensation of dizziness or a feeling that one may faint. The sensation of lightheadedness can be short-lived, prolonged, or, rarely, recurring. In addition to dizziness, the individual may feel as though his or her head is weightless.

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Vertigo

Vertigo is a symptom where a person feels as if they or the objects around them are moving when they are not. Often it feels like a spinning or swaying movement. This may be associated with nausea, vomiting, sweating, or difficulties walking. It is typically worse when the head is moved.

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Disembarkment Syndrome

Disembarkment syndrome  is a neurological condition usually occurring after a cruise, aircraft flight, or other sustained motion event. The phrase “mal de débarquement” is French and translates to “illness of disembarkation”.

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Post Traumatic Balance Disorder

Between 30% and 65% of people with TBI suffer from dizziness and disequilibrium (lack of balance while sitting or standing) at some point in their recovery. Dizziness includes symptoms such as vertigo (the sensation that you or your surroundings are moving), and imbalance.

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Syncope / Near Syncope

Fainting (syncope) is a temporary loss of consciousness (passing out). This happens when blood flow to the brain is reduced. Near-fainting (near-syncope) is like fainting, but you do not fully pass out. Instead, you feel like you are going to pass out, but do not actually lose consciousness.

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Ataxia

Ataxia is a neurological sign consisting of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements that can include gait abnormality, speech changes, and abnormalities in eye movements.

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Falls

Falls are a main cause of morbidity and disability in the elderly. More than one-third of persons 65 years of age or older fall each year, and in half of such cases the falls are recurrent. The risk doubles or triples in the presence of cognitive impairment or history of previous falls.

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