Tri-State Neurology: Muhammad Nayer, M.D.
Muhammad Nayer, M.D.
Neurologist & Sleep Medicine located in Henderson, NV & Bullhead City, AZ
Dizziness, or the loss of balance, is an incredibly unsettling sensation, and brings many men and women from Henderson, Nevada and Bullhead City, AZ, to Tri-State Neurological & Sleep Disorder Center and the care of Muhammad Nayer MD. Getting to the bottom of your dizziness allows Dr. Nayer to create your individualized treatment plan, getting you back firmly on your feet and actively engaged in your daily life. Schedule an appointment online or by phone for a thorough diagnostic exam to begin a path away from dizziness.
Dizziness Q & A
What is dizziness?
Dizziness is a collection of symptoms which, when combined, make you feel unsteady on your feet and disconnected from your surroundings. You may experience vertigo, or the sensation that you or the things around you are spinning. Additional sensations might include:
- Feeling of floating
- Loss of balance
You might notice your symptoms worsening when you move your head, stand, or walk. You might also have nausea at the same time. Symptoms can last as little as a few seconds or for several days at a time.
Occasional dizziness is usually nothing to worry about, but if you experience frequent bouts of dizziness, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Nayer.
What are some causes of dizziness?
Many different things can cause dizziness, from drinking too much alcohol to standing up too quickly. Some of the more common neurological causes of dizziness include:
- Post-concussion syndrome
- Vestibular migraine
- Posterior fossa stroke
- Chiari malformation type 1
- Neurodegenerative disorders
Dr. Nayer can provide a thorough diagnostic workup to determine the cause of your dizziness.
How is dizziness diagnosed?
Dr. Nayer begins by discussing your health history and current symptoms. A neurological examination follows, which includes an evaluation of your balance and your central nervous system function.
An evaluation of your eye movement, head movement, and balance can help Dr. Nayer narrow down the possible causes behind your symptoms.
What are some treatment options for dizziness?
Your treatment path depends on your overall health and the cause of your symptoms. Certain medications can help, including diuretics, anti-anxiety medications, and drugs to relieve nausea. If migraines are causing dizziness, medicines that prevent migraine attacks can also relieve dizziness.
Balance therapy is another treatment options, and involves learning a series of exercises that improves your balance while desensitizing you to motion. If an anxiety disorder is causing dizziness, psychotherapy can help.
Don’t let dizziness keep you on the sidelines of your own life; book an appointment with Dr. Nayer online or by phone today to begin diagnosis and treatment.