Chronic dizziness is a common and very troubling symptom. More than 1 of every 5 people older than 60 years of age has sought medical care, taken medication, or limited their activity because of dizziness. Most often, chronic dizziness is due to vestibular disorders, which are problems in the inner ear that affect balance. While these disorders are bothersome, they are not serious. Serious heart or nerve problems are rarely the cause of chronic dizziness. Doctors typically treat patients who have chronic dizziness with medications and reassurance. The medications do not help all patients. Another form of treatment for chronic dizziness is called vestibular rehabilitation and involves special exercises. The exercises include a series of eye, head, and body movements that stimulate the balance system and help it to compensate for the problem causing the dizziness. Unfortunately, research on the effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation has been limited. Primary care doctors rarely use it to treat patients with chronic dizziness.