Balance Disorders and Dizziness Clinic
Painting of the inner ear, inspired by Professor
David Moore's research at the MRC Institute of
Hearing Research, Nottingham, England. Artist:
Dr. Lizzie Burns © Medical Research Council, UK.
Used with permission.
New and ongoing services are available at the University of Rochester Medical Center for the evaluation and care of patients with dizziness and balance disorders. The control of balance is a crucial component of daily life. Proper function is essential for even routine tasks, such as reaching for objects, standing, and walking. Some common causes of balance disorders include:
- Acoustic neuroma and other head/neck cancers
- Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV)
- Connective tissue disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc.)
- Dysequilibrium of aging
- Head injury
- Ménière’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Ototoxicity from antibiotics and other agents
- Parkinson’s disease and other neuro-degenerative conditions
- Stroke and other vascular conditions
- Vestibular neuronitis and labyrinthitis
January 17, 2011
Dr. Gary Paige, Chair and Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy, was a featured panelist on the web-based TV show, Second Opinion. The basis of this show was dizziness and vertigo of which Dr. Paige is an expert. Dr. Paige also runs the Balance Disorders and Dizziness Clinic at the University of Rochester.
When you are dizzy, you may feel lightheaded or lose your balance. If you feel that the room is spinning, you have vertigo. A sudden drop in blood pressure or being dehydrated can make you dizzy. Many people feel lightheaded if they get up too quickly from sitting or lying down. For more information and resources about this episode, visit: http://secondopinion-tv.org/episode/dizziness This APT medical series explores illnesses one at a time and features a panel of physicians and other experts assessing individual cases. Visit http://www.SecondOpinion-TV.org Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Make an Appointment
Call (585) 275-6395.
Feel free to call us in advance of your appointment if you have questions. We understand that what you are experiencing may be frustrating and even scary at times. We will do everything possible to put you at ease during your visit.
What is Dizziness?
Dizziness—a broad term that includes lightheadedness, imbalance, disorientation, and vertigo (spinning)—is surprisingly common. It can range from a modest nuisance to a debilitating disorder.