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Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your bodies’ position, while in motion or standing still. Lightheadedness, dizzy spells, or the sensation of spinning in circles can all be signs of a balance issues, if these symptoms occur regularly. Balance issues are common among older adults and one of the main reasons help from a physician is sought after.
Our inner ear (known as the labyrinth) is responsible for helping us balance. Intact or “normal” balance helps us walk without staggering, get up from a seated position without falling, climbing, and bending. To maintain position, our labyrinth acts with other body parts like our bones, eyes, and joints to help us get around safely. When our balance is off we tend to experience falls, in the elderly this can be detrimental to their overall health.
BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal positional Vert