Mayo Clinic's ear, nose and throat researchers are interested in finding ways to reduce the risk of balance-related falls and injuries, and improving diagnosis and treatment options for balance problems. One area of their research focuses on creating a reliable assessment tool for identifying a person's fall risk based on his or her specific balance problem and symptoms.
Researchers are also working to classify chronic subjective dizziness syndrome as a valid medical condition with psychological underpinnings. People with this condition have unexplained physical symptoms, such as recurrent dizziness spells. Mayo Clinic researchers are on the forefront of developing physical rehabilitation strategies and testing drug treatment options for this syndrome.
See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on balance problems on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.