Dizziness and Balance Centers of America is the first clinic in the Houston, Texas area dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from vertigo, dizziness or imbalance. We have the most comprehensive laboratory in the country. We offer same-day medical evaluations. Test results are obtained to establish accurate diagnosis and initiate early treatment. We are certified by VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association).
Our main objective is the recovery of our patients and their return to normal activities as quickly as possible; or in cases where the cause is irreversible ( e.g. degenerative diseases, strokes and brain hemorrhages, etc. ), significantly reduce symptoms of dizziness and risk of falling.
Most commonly diagnosed vestibular disorders include dizziness, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis, Ménière’s disease, secondary endolymphatic hydrops, and perilymph fistula. Vestibular disorders also include superior canal dehiscence, acoustic neuroma, ototoxicity, enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome, and mal de débarquement. Other problems related to vestibular dysfunction include vestibular migraine and complications from autoimmune disorders and allergies.
Dizziness: a sensation of lightheadedness, faintness, or unsteadiness. Dizziness does not involve a rotational component.
Vertigo: the perception of movement or whirling – either of the self or surrounding objects.
Disequilibrium: unsteadiness, imbalance, or loss of equilibrium; often accompanied by spatial disorientation.