How effective is physical therapy for dizziness and confusion?

It's Not. Physical therapy deals with your skeletal-muscular system. It may even have some impact on your peripheral neurological system. Dizziness and confusion are mediated by your central nervous system or brain.

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How effective is physical therapy in helping relieve dizziness?

Unpredictable. Dizziness is very common. If the drs thing that it ones fron the inner ear there are specific movements of the head that can accommodate the crystals of the inner ear removing the vertigo. Most dizzy pts that are above 65 have sensorial degenerative ataxia which has no treatment. If pt takes blood pressure medicines orthostasis is very common. Make sure pt has no heart arrhythmias or stroke. Read more...
Need specialized PT. Physical therapy can help dizziness if it's due to certain causes. For vertigo, there are maneuvers that a specialized therapist can do to retrain the inner ear to sense the head's position in space. If it is due to low blood pressure when standing, some exercises can stimulate veins in legs to more briskly return blood to the heart when upright. Both require specialized centers, not generic pt. Read more...

Doing physical therapy for migraines on my neck, shoulders, & base of head. Always off balance and dizzy. Then vomiting begins. What can cause this?

Headaches. There are cervical headaches in some cases. When these are present, excessive hyper mobilization of the cervical spine and especially the upper cervical spine can lead to swelling and inflammation. These can both lead to nausea and dizziness. Read more...
Neck or migraine. There is vertigo that comes when the brain doesn't get position info from the neck nerves either from muscle spasm or arthritis. Treatment is pt to neck if dizziness and neck symptoms parallel. Some migraines have vertigo as the aura. Nausea/vomiting seen with either migraine or vertigo but with migraine usually sound/light sensitivity. May need ENT with ear expertise to sort these two conditions. Read more...

Extremely dizzy in my head, vision is more blurry. Left ear is ringing, I'm waiting to start physical therapy for labyrinthitis. Kind of depersonalized. Could that be labyrinthitis or anxiety?

Or none of the above. be sure this is an inner ear issue and not something further down stream ( brain ) . Depersonalizations is not a feature of inner ear disease .... Read more...
Labyrinthitis. and anxiety--it's probably both interacting. Just as we can have bodily symptoms caused by our emotions and called "psychosomatic," so also can we have the reverse, called "somatapsychic"disorders. Please get your PT and stick w/your doc. Peace and good health. Read more...

Had a compound fracture of my left condyle 4 mo ago. In physical therapy now but starting to have problems w/dizziness & nausea after being worked on?

Hard to say. I assume when you have a physical therapy or might be having pain they can cause the dizziness and nausea. However there may be other medical problems going on and sometimes fractures can be associated with blood clots, fat emboli and although I am uncertain whether that could be related to your symptoms I think you need to see your physician andhave this evaluated. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with an inner ear disturbance at a distisorder clinic my symptoms are feeling out of balance dizzy nauseated at times fatigued they recommended physical therapy there has to be something else that can help me?

Diagnosis. If appropriate objective vestibular function tests have documented an inner disorder, then physical therapy by a therapist trained in vestibular rehabilitation can be very helpful. Usually inner disorders resolve in time. Depending on who made the diagnosis, ent vs. Neurologist, there may be more specific therapy. If an ENT made the diagnosis, then a consultation with that person may help. Read more...

Hi! What is the difference between DDD, DJD, osteoarthritis, and spondylosis? I am confused. Thanks Ana, physical therapy student.

Similar issues. DDD, stands for degenerative disc disease. It is a condition in which the actual cushion between the vertebrae begins to dry out and shrink. DJD stands for degenerative joint disease , a condition in which the bone is beginning to become arthritic and may develop spurs . Another name for that is osteoarthritis. That condition may be age and or activity related. Spondylosis is also interchangeable. Read more...

Recently treated for benign vertigo with physical therapy. Can I safely ride on a plane for very long flight to africa?

Vertigo. Benign positional vertigo is simply the positioning of a very small bone like object in the canal of a tube lined with sensitive nerve fibers. These fibers sense where that bone is as it floats along with your head. When it gets "stuck", the mix-up in the signal of where that bone is verus where it should be causes the spinning of vertigo. The flight should not make it restick. Read more...
Yes. Depending on how long ago you had the manipulation you may need to keep your head fairly still for a day or two. Otherwise you can fly without fear. Read more...