Even seemingly mild brain injuries can cause vestibular disorders.
Vestibular Disorders cause disturbances in the body’s mechanisms in the ears, vision, brain stem and cranial nerves that help a person feel steady and balanced in their movements. Brain injuries can cause damage to the mechanisms involved in proper vestibular function resulting in vertigo, dizziness, and nausea. A person with a vestibular disorder can experience dizziness in a supine position with any movement of the head.
Diagnosis of vestibular disorders requires diagnostic testing such as electronystagmography and treatment prescribed by specially trained health care professionals such as Ear, Nose and Throat specialists or Neurotologists.
Please note: The information on this website is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should consult your health care provider regarding specific medical concerns or treatment.