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KRMC opens Dizziness and Balance Center

Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->KRMC Balance Therapist Liz Briere, PT, tests a patient’s equilibrium using special equipment at the new KRMC Dizziness and Balance Center.

Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->KRMC Balance Therapist Liz Briere, PT, tests a patient’s equilibrium using special equipment at the new KRMC Dizziness and Balance Center.

KINGMAN - Kingman Regional Medical Center announced recently the opening of its new Dizziness and Balance Center located at the Del. E. Webb Wellness and Rehabilitation Center on the KRMC campus.

Dizziness and balance disorders are very common, affecting one out of three people.

Dizziness or unsteadiness can affect one's ability to carry out even the most minor tasks such as walking or driving. Other related symptoms can include stomach upset, headaches and blurred vision.

People who suffer from dizziness and balance problems are at an increased risk of falling. In fact, nearly 300,000 hip fractures result from balance-related falls every year.

Also, balance-related falls account for one-half of accidental deaths in the population over age 65.

The experts at the KRMC Dizziness and Balance Center provide specialized care to help people restore their sense of balance. The center's team of audiologists, physical therapists and other balance specialists use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to identify the cause of dizziness symptoms and provide treatment tailored to the patient's individual needs.

Once the cause of the dizziness/balance problem is identified, treatment usually involves special exercises and physical therapy rather than medications or complex medical procedures. The center's balance services are covered by most medical insurances, including AHCCCS and Medicare.

For more information, contact the KRMC Dizziness and Balance Center at (928) 692-4630.

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