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Dr. Michael Burnett Specializes in Problems of the Ear, Nose, Sinuses and Throat.

As of June 1st, We have reopened our office and are now taking in office consultations.

An ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT) is a physician trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. They have special expertise in managing diseases of the ears, nose and nasal passage sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. ENT is the oldest medical specialty in the United States.



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Could You Have a Balance Disorder?

Do you seem to fall down a lot? Perhaps you stand up and find yourself struggling to right yourself easily. For some people, these conditions are normal but for others, they could be an indication of a balance disorder. Balance problems are not uncommon. In some cases, they make a person feel as though they are dizzy or just unsteady on their feet. In other cases, you may feel as though you are spinning or moving even though you are laying down flat on your back. Some people experience them while they are walking, often feeling as though they are about to fall over. Could this be impacting your health and well-being?

Why Are You So Unsteady?

Balance disorders can cause many of these symptoms. They are brought on by a disconnect in the body’s overall balance. What many people do not realize is that there are numerous systems in the body that control and guide balance. This includes your body’s muscles, your bones, your joints, your vision, your ears, your heart, your nerves, the balance organ located within the inner ear, and so on. When there is a problem in any area of this system, then balance can easily be thrown off.

Symptoms include:

  • A sense of spinning or motion when you are standing still, a condition called vertigo
  • A loss of balance, in which you fall or almost fall
  • Feeling of faintness, presyncope
  • Dizziness

If you have any of these conditions, you may have a balance disorder. Generally, these are brought on by concerns related to the following:

  • Vertigo can be brought on by conditions related to the inner ear, a disease in which there is fluctuating hearing loss and buzzing sounds in the year, migraines, acoustic neuromas, or vesicular neuritis.
  • If you suffer from presyncope, this may be brought on by postural hypotension, a drop in blood pressure, as well as from some types of cardiovascular disease.
  • If you suffer from a loss of balance, this may be due to vesicular problems, or problems within the inner ear as well as medications, some types of neurological conditions, and joint problems.

Which one of the multiple concerns could be impacting you? The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with our ENT in New York and then let us work towards finding a solution for what you are experiencing.

Contact us at 212-867-4813 to schedule a consultation.

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Michael C. Burnett, MD

115 East 57th Street
(Between Park + Lexington Ave.)
Suite 600
New York, NY 10022