The Pediatric Balance and Vestibular Disorders Clinic evaluates children who complain of dizziness or imbalance. These complaints are often undertreated or ignored because people may think the child's symptoms are not real. However, more and more research suggests that balance and dizziness in children are caused by real, treatable medical problems.
Our team diagnoses and treats children who are suffering from these symptoms so they can return to their normal activities. We see children 2 years old and older. Although testing can be difficult for younger children, we use kid-friendly techniques that can make testing more comfortable for them. Our clinic is the only multispecialty pediatric balance disorders clinic in the region.
Why choose Children's Hospital Colorado for the treatment of balance and vestibular disorders?
The Pediatric Balance and Vestibular Disorders Clinic takes a multidisciplinary approach to care. Our team is made up of pediatric otolaryngology, neurology, audiology and physical therapy specialists. We’re the only center in the region or state that offers this approach. This allows you and your child to have a collaborative visit with several specialists instead of multiple separate visits.
Our ear, nose and throat (ENT) care team specializes in pediatric care. We focus on providing a comfortable atmosphere for your child by tailoring visits and tests to their unique needs. Our practitioners have additional pediatric training, which enhances our examination and treatment efforts.
Specific conditions treated
We treat children who complain of dizziness and imbalance. Causes for these symptoms can include:
Our ENT experts provide a diagnosis through tests and a physical exam. Tests can last several hours and are usually performed on a different day than the clinic appointment. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment is recommended. Treatment may include medications, lifestyle changes or physical therapy.