Many people experience dizziness while driving at least once in their lifetime, if not more. It can be troubling and confusing, to say the least. It is also dangerous. Dizziness can impair your driving ability and potentially put you and others around you in life-threatening situations.
This symptom is extremely common in older adults and can hinder the driving capabilities of those who exhibit it. There are several different reasons for adults to be dizzy in the car. Physical therapy is often a beneficial treatment course for this condition.
3 reasons why you might be feeling dizzy when you’re in the car
- Meniere’s disease — Those with Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that causes vertigo, experience increased driving limitations. This disorder causes frequent and unpredictable episodes of visual and auditory impairment. Physical therapy practices often see people with Meniere’s who are in need of gait and gaze retraining.
- Moving your head too quickly — Rotating your head too fast can cause you to feel dizzy, especially so when you’re in a moving vehicle. You may feel less dizzy when you fix your eyes on one object and slowly move your head or slow down the rate at which you turn your head.
- A vestibular system imbalance — An imbalance in your ear canal can cause a variety of issues including dizziness. A vestibular issue could be to blame in this instance. For those with a vestibular system issue, physical therapy can offer several techniques for treatment.
Find effective treatment for your dizziness while driving at Arrow PTR
Are you unsure about the cause of your dizziness when you’re driving? Do you have any other concerns you’d like to have addressed, but you’re not sure if physical therapy is the best treatment option for your specific needs? At Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, we offer free screenings geared toward answering your questions, discussing treatment options, and helping you find a solution to address your needs. Customized physical therapy plans can be helpful for people looking to restore mobility and reduce vestibular system conditions. We offer services for rehabilitating balance, which can be effective in treating several balance-related conditions. To read more about balance rehab in our blog posts, click here.
Contact us today to schedule your free screening and to determine if physical therapy is the right option for you.