Dizziness / Imbalance / Vertigo
Dizziness, imbalance and vertigo are all common problems that Dr. Aminpour’s patients deal with. They are symptoms of many different conditions, and most of these conditions occur in the head and neck. As a board-certified ENT specialist in Los Angeles, Dr. Aminpour is very familiar with these symptoms, as well as diagnosis and treatment options available.
In many cases, these symptoms indicate a problem with the inner ear. The inner ear is the innermost component of the vertebrate ear. It is primarily responsible for sound detection and balance. There are a number of disorders that can occur with the inner ear, each of which can create hearing issues, dizziness, imbalance or vertigo. These disorders include:
- Ear infections, which are most common in young adults and infants
- Tinnitus, which is a roaring in the ears caused by loud noises or medicine
- Meniere’s disease, which is created by fluid issues in the inner ear
- Ear barotrauma, which is an injury to the inner ear due to barometric or water pressure
- Eustachian tube dysfunction
In some cases, balance or dizziness issues can stem from disorders of the central nervous system. Regardless of the cause, Dr. Aminpour is qualified to accurately diagnose dizziness, imbalance or vertigo, allowing you to seek effective treatment.
When it comes to issues with balance, dizziness or vertigo, the exact cause may be harmless and easily fixed. However, it is still a serious issue and must be addressed on an immediate basis. If left untreated, these symptoms can cause patients to become disoriented and injure themselves. If you are experiencing any kind of dizziness, imbalance, vertigo or other similar symptom, please contact Dr. Aminpour’s office immediately, and we will set an appointment.