Dizziness and Quality of Life

Long Branch, NJ (PressExposure) March 24, 2008 -- Dizziness and Quality of Life

For over twenty years in my practice, I have personally witnessed the impact of helping people recover from various disorders, not just in terms of their health, but also in their ability to improve their quality of life. Dizziness is a very common and growing problem of modern life. One whose implications are largely unrecognized by the traditional medical establishment. This has left millions of people suffering from an untreated problem that interferes not only with their ability to function, but also with their quality of life. Worse still, many are treated with drugs that will antagonize and complicate their problem making their dizziness worse. To complicate this even further, managed care organizations now call the shots leaving doctors hands virtually tied when it comes to appropriate management of patients. Al though patients will typically complain of dizziness, clinically patients will fit into three categories; vertigo, (spinning), dysequilibrium, (imbalance) or true dizziness, (lightheadedness). Again to complicate matters, each one of these can cause the others. So if a patient suffers with vertigo, it won't be long before they begin to notice imbalance. And if you have ever had vertigo, you know that dizziness and nausea follow each attack. Because of this progression of disorders, individuals who have suffered any of these symptoms should be assessed for fall risk, due to the complications associated with falls, especially the elderly. Falls are such an endemic problem that there are now federal requirements requiring various institutions be assessing individuals for fall risk. Our office happens to be one that complies with this and we screen many individuals daily. We offer this free of charge as a community service due to the number of lives it can save. We use a simple 20 second test having the individual stand on a computerized board which measures their overall stability as well as every possible statistic that can be calculated from the information it derives during the 20 seconds. We can use this information to treat and formulate simple exercises, which will reduce the risk of fall and greatly improve the stability score on follow-up testing. You can see and find out more about this equipment in our laboratory on our website.

About Jersey Shore Regional Center for Vertigo, Dizziness and Dystonia

Dr. Scopelliti has over 1000 hours in postdoctoral neurology, and is a board
certified chiropractic neurologist, practicing at the 279 Professional Arts
Bldg at the rear of Monmouth Medical Center, in Long Branch, NJ. He is also
currently the president of the NJ Chiropractic Council on Neurology,
(website: http://www.dcneuro.info). With over twenty years of practice, ten of
those years specializing in neurology, his office focuses on the drug free
management of patients with vertigo, dizziness, balance loss, presyncope,
dystonia, various stages of coma, and many other neurologic as well as
behavioral and cognitive disorders. Dr. Scopelliti is an author and lecturer
of postdoctoral neurology, and has also written several software
applications for vestibular rehabilitation; http://www.dcneuro.biz. Because of the
nature of our practice and the high level of difficulty involved with the
types of patients seen, our office customarily sees patients from several
states for consultation and/or co-management. Dr. Scopelliti offers a free
no obligation consultation including a balance test/risk of fall analysis
prior to the commencement of any examinations or treatment. The office can
be reached at (732) 229-5250 to arrange a free consultation, ($75 value),
and balance screen. Dr. Scopelliti has a wealth of information updated
weekly on the web at http://www.dcneuro.net. Visit our Guest Book link at
www.dcneuro.net/guests.htm to see what real patients have had to say.

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