It’s that time again – the Great Minnesota Get-Together is here! Are you ready for fried foods of all kinds, award-winning arts and crafts projects, farm animals, music and more? The State Fair can be tons of fun, but it also can be challenging to navigate the crowds if you have balance concerns. We have […]
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Navigating the Minnesota State Fair on a migraine-friendly diet can be tricky business, what with all those cheese curds and hot dogs and yeast donuts at every turn. However, we came across a few items that look like they fit the bill. (Please note: This list of suggestions was generated based on online menu descriptions. […]
While many people worry that they will be burned by fireworks, it is important to note that hearing may be just as endangered. Just one fireworks exposure, close to a person’s ears, can cause irreversible damage with lifelong repercussions.
Our body needs lots of water to keep us thriving. When people get dehydrated, they sometimes become lightheaded or suffer headaches. These refreshing recipes and tips can help you avoid that and stay hydrated during the heat of summer.
We require balance for everything we do, from sitting upright at a table to going up and down curbs to walking over uneven surfaces. Want to improve your balance? Check out these 3 exercises?
On the computer all day? Don’t forget the 20/20/20 Rule! Every 20 mins Look at something 20 feet away For 20 seconds This will help decrease eye strain, headaches, and dizzy symptoms. Set a timer or place a post-it note to help you remember! NDBC is a multidisciplinary facility specializing in diagnosing and treating people […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]