Appointment Time:40-60 minutes
The signs of a concussion may include but not limited to:
- memory problems
- drowsiness or feeling sluggish
- double vision or blurred vision
- nausea or vomiting
- sensitivity to light or noise
- balance problems
- slowed reaction to stimuli
Vestibular system disorders
What is the actual difference between Dizziness and Vertigo?
Dizziness – is described as the feeling of imbalance, light-headedness, and/or faintness.
Vertigo – is the perception or sensation of spinning and is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting often confused with dizziness.
Vertigo and dizziness are not interchangeable terms because they can be multifactorial, the physiotherapy assessment would be conducted to determine the possible origin.
Causes of Dizziness:
- Head trauma (whiplash)
- Vestibular system degeneration ie elderly
- Vestibular neuritis/labyrinthitis
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Endolymphatic hydrops (Meniere’s Disease)
- Ototoxicity, barotrauma, acoustic neuroma
A concussion is a complex injury that can have far-reaching consequences, impacting you, your family, work and fun. It can occur after an impact or jarring motion to your head as in a whiplash-type injury, like an MVA or fall that causes your head and brain to shake quickly back and forth (coup-contrecoup). Symptoms of concussion can vary and are different for everyone.
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