ENT doctor, otolaryngologist, looking in a patient's ear.

ENT specialty care for balance disorders

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors at Ascension Via Christi, in Wichita, Kansas, provide personalized care for balance problems and dizzy spells.

Understanding vertigo as a symptom of other health conditions, such as an inner ear problem can help improve a balance disorder. ENT care teams at Ascension Via Christi are here to help. Vertigo can make you feel like you are spinning or being pulled from side to side. These symptoms can cause anxiety and headaches. Vertigo can also affect your hearing and cause a buzzing or ringing, even hearing loss.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.

If you experience vertigo with a sudden change in vision or speech, it could be a sign of a stroke.

ENT specialists in Wichita, Kansas

Ascension Medical Group Via Christi Ear, Nose and Throat specialists treat balance disorders and can help you manage symptoms of vertigo and dizziness. We listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that's right for you.

Diagnosing and treating the cause of your vertigo

Your sensory nerves, brain, ears, eyes and brainstem makes up your balance system. When communication signals are interrupted, vertigo symptoms, such as dizziness can cause you to lose your balance.

Our otolaryngologist diagnoses and treats head and neck conditions that may cause balance disorders. If you are experiencing vertigo, then your symptoms might be triggered by one of these causes:

  • Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Inner ear infection or inflammatory disease (vestibular neuritis)
  • Head or neck injury
  • Medication side effects
  • Meniere's disease
  • Migraine
  • Stroke
  • Tumor in the ear or brain

Common treatment options for balance disorders

ENT specialists and care teams at Ascension Via Christi provide a range of treatment options, including:

  • Balance rehabilitation uses exercise and physical therapy to help you reestablish balance and minimize the risk of falling.
  • Diet and lifestyle can impact the development of vertigo. For example, if you are diagnosed with Meniere's disease, reducing salt in your diet can help lessen your symptoms.
  • Epley maneuver adjusts the calcium crystals in the ear canal.
  • Ear or brain surgery to remove a tumor may help manage vertigo symptoms.
  • Medications can help reduce fluid buildup in the inner ear or infection in the ear. Motion sickness medications can help reduce nausea and steroids.

Specialty care for ear, nose and throat problems

At Ascension Medical Group Via Christi, we're here to help. We offer a network of ENT doctors close to home. Our doctors provide advanced diagnostic testing for ENT disorders and neurology consults for brain conditions. If your chronic dizzy spells affect your daily activities, talk to us.