Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Reliance Health Services PC understands the dangers that can accompany a single fall, especially for patients who are older, pregnant, ill, etc. Fractures ranging from hairline to compound are possible. So is tissue damage such as bruising, tearing, hematomas and more! We understand that an accidental fall from a trip or slip may not be preventable, but there are those who are generally more prone to falls due to one health condition or the other.

For some individuals, the threat of falling is more pronounced. Such people suffer from vertigo, dizziness and other balance disorders. They describe feelings of dizziness, light-headedness, unsteadiness on their feet; they feel like the world is spinning. They also feel disoriented, like their inner ears are uncontrollably throbbing, pulsing, and more. If this sounds like you, you are not alone – millions of individuals have balance disorders.

To know if you probably have this condition, you may ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I ever feel disoriented or lose my sense of time or place?
  • Does my vision blur?
  • Do I feel wobbly or unsteady on my feet?
  • Do I feel lightheaded suddenly when I sit or stand?
  • Does the room ever start spinning?
  • Do I feel like I’m moving even though I know I’m sitting or standing still?
  • Do I ever feel like I’m falling?

Dr. Oketokun at Reliance Health Services PC provides a variety of tests to help you determine if you have balance disorder, and to facilitate appropriate treatment and therapy. For some people, imbalance (balance disorder) may result from an ear or sinus infection that one may not be aware of. For others, it may be linked to some underlying neurological issues, or chronic dehydration, or something completely different. If you experience symptoms of imbalance, Reliance Health Services PC can help you with the diagnosis and treatment.