Northern Westchester Hospital

About the Balance Center

Our multidisciplinary team of medical experts provides state-of-the-art diagnosis and offers targeted treatment recommendations for balance issues. Our goal is to help you regain your full lifestyle while remaining safe. 

See the Vestibular Disorder questionnaire below if you think you might have a vestibular disorder.
 

Advanced Diagnostic Tools

Comprehensive evaluation is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of the underlying issues resulting in dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness or serious balance disorders. 

Balance issues may result from a peripheral vestibular disorder (a dysfunction of the balance organs of the inner ear), or central vestibular disorder (a dysfunction of one or more parts of the central nervous system that help process balance and spatial information).

Key technologies utilized in your diagnostic evaluation include:

  • Computerized Dynamic Posturography
  • Rotational Chair
  • Video/Electronystagmography

The comprehensive testing at the Balance Center provides important diagnostic information to distinguish between the possible issues affecting balance. It also allows for differential diagnosis of common peripheral vestibular disease.

Our Setting

Your balance assessment is provided in a comfortable outpatient setting close to home.

Take a virtual tour of the NWH Ambulatory Care Center at Chappaqua Crossing.

 

 


Do I Have a Vestibular Disorder?

Take this self-assessment tool on vestibular disorders. Download and print pdf version here >

If you answer yes to any of these questions, please consult your physician to discuss whether you should be referred to The Balance Center at Chappaqua Crossings for a Basic Balance Function test.

1. Do you experience dizziness, vertigo or imbalance?
Do you feel dizzy upon getting out of bed?
Are your symptoms spontaneous or provoked by a change in position?

2. Have you incurred a trauma to the head?

3. Have you had/have chronic ear infections?
Did you have a sudden hearing loss? Do you experience tinnitus?
A change in hearing sensitivity or asymmetric hearing loss should be evaluated.

4. Have you been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, Acoustic Neuroma or Mastoiditis?

5. Were you prescribed high doses or long term use of certain medications including antibiotics?
Certain medications can cause permanent damage to the inner ear (hearing mechanism or balance mechanism).

6. Do your symptoms increase when you walk down aisles or in large open spaces?
These can include work spaces, supermarkets or home.

7. Has your dizziness, vertigo or imbalance interfered with your job or household responsibilities?

8. Do you suffer from Migraine headaches?
Do your symptoms increase with visual stimulation?

9. Do you suffer from motion sickness?

10. Did your symptoms begin following a flu or virus?

Dizziness, vertigo and imbalance can be associated with vestibular disorders. Identification of the problem is the first step in helping to alleviate your symptoms. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms and would like to request an appointment, please click here >


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