Around 20 years ago, there was not much that doctors could do to help people with dizziness and balance problems besides prescribing anti-vertigo drugs. These drugs are now known only to be useful in the initial phases of dizziness when people are often unable even to get out of bed. Nowadays, nearly all people with dizziness and balance problems can make substantial and sustained recoveries. The key is making the effort to return gradually to physical activities as this helps the process of vestibular compensation.
Various treatments and vestibular rehabilitation programmes are now available and contribute further to the development of vestibular compensation and good recoveries.
Most dizziness and balance problems are caused by relatively mild conditions affecting the balance system in the inner ear (labyrinth). Most people with dizziness and balance problems can expect to make a good recovery.