Why do you need to get assessed?
Dizziness is a common complaint among adults and may also affect children. Symptoms of vertigo, lightheadedness, or imbalance can restrict activities of daily living and may place an individual at an increased risk of falling. The UNL Dizziness and Balance Disorder Lab offer comprehensive balance disorder assessment including videonystagmography (VNG), rotary chair, computerized dynamic posturography, computerized dynamic visual acuity, and multifactorial risk of falling assessment.
Balance plays an integral part of our everyday lives. The way our inner ear communicates with our eyes and body is very sensitive to change. When there is abnormal function of the inner ear system, we can feel dizzy or off balance. This may cause one to be afraid of falling and will ultimately lead to limiting your daily activities. Even something as simple as going to the grocery store can turn into a nightmare. It is important to feel safe and secure when completing these every-day tasks. If you have fallen or are afraid of falling as well as any other balance/dizziness concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Statistics on vestibular disorders: http://www.vestibular.org/vestibular-disorders/statistics.php
What's the difference between imbalance and dizziness?
- Dizziness – A twirling or spinning sensation of yourself or the world around you (vertigo).
- Imbalance – Difficulty walking or turning corners, joint pain, feeling "clumsy", having the head tilted, looking at the ground while walking, the need to touch or hold on to a stable surface when moving, etc.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please give us a call and schedule an appointment with the Director of the Dizziness and Balance Disorder lab, Dr. Julie Honaker.
We are now accepting new patients!
Please give us a call or e-mail to schedule an appointment. Contact us at:
UNL Dizziness and Balance Disorder Lab
113 Barkley Memorial Center
PO Box 830738
(402) 472-8790 or (402) 472-8703
Dr. Julie Honaker 402-472-5493