Vertigo & Balance Disorders

Vertigo, or dizziness, affects millions of people around the world each year.  In a majority of the cases, vertigo is nothing than a temporary inconvenience.  In some cases, vertigo is a debilitating condition.  Day-to-day activities is kept to a minimum due to the severe dizziness.

In many cases, the area of dysfunction in the nervous system is the cerebellum.  The cerebellum is in the posterior aspect (back part) of the brain and controls our coordinated movements.

There are specific neurological tests that the we utilize to determine cerebellar function.  Standing with your feet together and eyes closed, the test is positive if the patient sways back and forth.  Other tests include, touching the index finger to the nose with the eyes closed, walking heel to toe, moving the fingers rapidly as if playing the piano, or touching all of your fingers to your thumb as fast as possible.  These tests and others are used to determine the function of the cerebellum and or the cerebellar involvement.   Another thing that is overlooked is a person’s body chemistry.


If someone’s body chemistry is not balanced, they wont be either.  This is why metabolic testing is so critical! (yet seldom done)

We take the whole body approach in my office, leaving no stone unturned.  By doing so, we can identify and isolate the cause of of the problem and work to rebalance the body.

If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for our breakthrough procedures for treating vertigo give us a call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lind at (541) 389-3072.