In order to keep the feeling of balance, our vestibular system works with other sensorimotor systems in the body, such as our visual system (eyes) and skeletal system (bones and joints). The vestibular system also helps us maintain a steady focus on objects even though the position of our body changes. This is accomplished by mechanical forces, such as gravity, acting upon our vestibular organs as we move.
This sophisticated system is constantly correcting itself in order to maintain balance, and these corrections are happening at all times throughout all your movements. To see the vestibular system in action visit this great tutorial on the site about kids health.
Imbalance occurs when this system develops a glitch. It is a way of letting you know something within your body is out of sync and can be an indicator of a variety of health disorders.
In order to determine what the underlying cause of dizziness is, it is important to have a full diagnostic work-up to pinpoint where treatment should occur.