Many people wonder what type of patients are seen for vestibular rehabilitative therapy (VRT)….is it just for the elderly? At NDBC, we see a wide variety of patients. As people get older their balance tends to decline and they are at a higher risk for falls, so many older folks do benefit from VRT. They […]
Hearing aids will bring you closer to your loved ones and keep you connected with friends and family, but as with any new device, there is a learning curve. Knowing what to expect during the first few weeks will help you get the most out of your new hearing aids and help decrease any possible frustration.
Is your love one hard of hearing? Here are a few tips to help you communicate better with them! DO face the person you are communicating with. This allows for access to visual cues. Do NOT try to converse from a different room or with your back turned. DO speak naturally. Do NOT […]
Looking for a migraine friendly recipe for your Super Bowl party? Why not try Bell Pepper Nachos! This recipe and picture comes from number-2-pencil.com Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: about 4 dozen bell pepper bites Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon of […]
We have been getting a high degree of interest in hearing aids from our patients here at NDBC, so we have decided to launch seperate division of our company to help those patients interested in those services, it will be know as the NDBC Hearing Clinics. We will be offering a comprehensive program for hearing […]
Maintaining a walking program is a good way to keep your vestibular system (inner ear balance system) working, and it has many other benefits for cardiovascular and mental health. And even though the weather is getting cooler, you don’t have to give up your walking routine. In the Twin Cities, there are plenty of options […]
People with concussions and migraines often are sensitive to fluorescent ceiling lights, computer screens and bright sun. Luckily, there are several things that can help. For digital devices, if adjusting the brightness setting on your tablet, smartphone or eReader doesn’t help, you can download the free Bluelight Filter app from Google Play to improve the comfort level. […]
About a decade ago, Nintendo took the video game world by storm when it introduced the Wii system. It quickly became a popular gift for many years. It seemed like everyone had one. Chances are good you tried Wii Bowling or Wii Tennis at a holiday party. The Wii Fit, with a balance board, added […]
Going out to eat is an enjoyable way to socialize and try some new foods. When you are dizzy, however, being in loud, busy environments can be overwhelming and sometimes increase dizziness. Tips for going out to eat: -Minimize the amount of activity you do before/after. -Try going at off times to avoid an overly […]
It is the most wonderful time of the year, however if you are dizzy, this session can be the most stressful time of the year. Planning a head and following these simple tips, can help make all the difference. Take Breaks If you notice your symptoms increase while you are shopping, find a bench to […]
Aromatherapy has been known to help calm many different symptoms from nausea to anxiety. Many people who experience vertigo and dizziness, also experience these symptoms. With aromatherapy, the scent of peppermint or ginger can help calm nausea, and lavender can help calm anxiety. One patient recommended way to use aromatherapy on the go is […]
It is the most wonderful stressful time of the year. And with all that added stress, your dizziness and nauseousness might be more pronounced. But why is that? Multitasking One reason you may feel your symptoms more intensely is due to your body’s inability to multitask. When you are stressed, your body is using most of it’s […]
Labyrinthitis is caused by an infection, either viral or bacterial, in the inner ear. Usually, only one ear is affected. Common Symptoms Sudden onset of Hearing Loss Vertigo Nausea Vomiting Imbalance These symptoms usually peak within 24 hours, but may last several more days. The severity of the symptoms will then decrease, but, beacuse of […]
When a person suffers dizziness or vertigo, often it is caused by a problem with the vestibular system. It’s important to see a vestibular specialist and have the appropriate testing performed when determining the cause, because there are several types of vestibular problems that could be at the root of the issue, and some diagnoses […]
When you think of going to the dentist, does the fear of having a vertigo episode also come to mind? Does this sound like you: “Don’t lay me down all the way otherwise the room will spin” or “When you sit me back up, do it slowly”. If it does, you might be suffering from […]
If you are experiencing dizziness or balance difficulties, our specialized physical therapists and physical therapist assistants may be able to help. Contact one of our clinics to find out more, 952-345-3000.
Trick or treat! Going trick or treating with your kids or grandkids can be extra challenging if you have dizzy and balance problems. Here are 5 tips to help keep you more steady and safe this holiday. Use a flashlight. One of the systems you use for balance is your vision. Having a light with […]
How many hours a day do you spend texting or browsing through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter? If you are using your smartphone or tablet to do so, you may be compromising your neck. With more people using their mobile devices as their primary connection to the internet, there has been a rise in “text neck”. […]
Learn what happens to your body during a concussion, the signs and symptoms, and how it is treated.
For many people with dizziness, going grocery shopping can be a challenging task. There are so many different triggers that can make them feel sick or unsteady from the crowds, to florescent light, to the multiple body/head turns. Thinking ahead and following these 5 tips can help create better shopping experience. Shop during low peak […]
Generally, it’s best to use the cane in the hand opposite your painful or weaker leg. For a standard “single end” cane, stand straight and rest the cane next to your leg, with your arm resting at your side next to the cane. The handle of the cane should be where your wrist bends. To […]
Do you wake up with neck pain? Does it interfere with your sleep? Many people with dizziness also have neck pain. Sometimes slight changes to how they position their head and neck at night can decrease the pain. First, let’s talk about how you sleep: Side, stomach or back? Side sleepers Try to support the […]
We have built a new WordPress BLOG for our patients and community, for helpful informational articles and tips related to the conditions we see here. We will be focusing on: health & nutirition, reducing falls, balance & weather, common conditions we see, current research, and much more! Please check out our BLOG at the address […]
Starting this month, we have now begun offering Telemedicine to a select group of NDBC patients. We will be working on protocols and treatment methods over the next few years, to establish Telemedicine as one of the core services we can offer here at NDBC. Stay tuned to our website for more updates as the […]
This time of year, Minnesotans flock to the outdoors to soak up that beautiful sunshine they waited all winter for. For many, it’s a great time to get the garden going or tackle other yardwork or outdoor projects. This can be a good way to get fresh air and exercise, but it’s important to keep […]
As we work with patients at the National Dizzy & Balance Center, we often notice a common theme: anxiety. Whether it’s a fear of falling, concerns about how coworkers will view them, or a generalized sense of stress surrounding their condition, anxiety frequently seems to crop up in some form. We decided to ask Mackenzie […]
Many people who experience vertigo and dizziness also have symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Below are some effective anti-nausea home remedies to try: Ginger in various forms Raw ginger in cooking Drink ginger tea Ginger chews from the drug store Candied ginger Peppermint Add leaves when cooking or to drinks Drink peppermint tea Candied peppermints […]
As the weather gets warmer, Minnesotans grow eager to get outside and soak up the fresh air and sunshine after being cooped up all winter. If you have balance problems, being physically active outdoors and in the community can be beneficial, as long as you are going about it in a safe way. Below are […]
NDBC was proud to have three of it’s Physical Therapists presenting this year at the American Physical Therapy Associations annual, CSM. CSM is a conference which draws 14,000 PTs from all over the country. For a complete description of the cool stuff NDBC presented this year, check out our BLOG entry here.
Announcement!! Our Saint Paul Clinic has moved into our much larger and beautiful new Woodbury space, effective Monday, August 1st. The contact numbers remain the same for main phone and fax. See you there! Parkwood Place Building 7650 Currell Blvd., Suite 260 Woodbury, MN 55125 Phone: 952-345-3000