Dizziness & Balance

Dizziness, balance and fall prevention involve many overlapping areas.  The reason we look at it here is because the inner ear is almost as important as the brain in controlling the functions that impact our sense of where we are in space.  When we can’t sense this properly we may feel like we are moving when we aren’t, feel like things are moving when they aren’t or can’t keep things stable in our field of vision.  We might not feel very sure footed when walking on the sand or on a plush carpet, going down aisles in the grocery store, or when you close your eyes in the shower.  Any of these problems can lead to falls, to other injuries, and to concussions.  Moreover, concussions can lead to problems with the inner ear.  Now that’s a hot mess!

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Coronavirus Update:

Our office is open to serve patients' needs on a case by case basis. We offer tele-visits either on your computer with a webcam or on a mobile device. Doxy.me is a secure video interface that gives you a chance to discuss your concerns with Dr Lait. She will determine if your problem can be handled in the safety your home or if you should be seen urgently. Medications, labs, and xrays can be ordered without an in person visit.
No more than two clients will be in the office at a time, making us less busy and safer than many of the alternatives (or even than the grocery store).
Contact us at 252-489-4682 or online.

We are not conducting testing for COVID-19 or prescribing medications for it. If you feel you need testing and/or treatment, it is recommended that you contact your primary care physician or an Urgent Care Center.