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9 Common Questions About Post-Concussion Dizziness

Concussions can happen to anyone and they are not only reserved for athletes and sports incidents. Concussions, medically referred to as mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) can happen from a car accident, fall, riding a bike or even on the playground. Unfortunately, concussions aren't like a scrape on your arm, where you can noticeably see it improve day after day. Anyone who's experienced a concussion knows the frustration of waking up everyday with the same degree of symptoms, hoping that the next day they wake up it will be gone. These prolonged effects of a concussion leave patients with many questions.

10 Common BPPV Questions Answered

The body's ability to balance is one of nature's most incredible developments. Although our balance system is made up of inputs throughout our body, the inner ear (vestibular system) houses the GPS of our balance. Particles called otoconia that are so microscopic you'd need more than 25,000 of them to equal an inch, get dislodged in our GPS, and cause the system to go haywire. Anyone with BPPV will tell you that these microscopic particles can have a macroscopic effect on life. Below are the questions we most often hear from BPPV patients.

Visual Vertigo Basics: What is Visually-Induced Dizziness

Who doesn't dread going to a crowded supermarket, airport, or shopping mall? They're noisy, cluttered, and an overall hassle. But for those with visual vertigo, it's more than just an inconvenience. It's an over-stimulating nightmare. Visual Vertigo or Visually-Induced Dizziness (VID) is exactly as it sounds: dizzy symptoms spurred on by visual stimulus. Busy environments, flashing lights and crowds of people are the places that VID patients are quick to avoid.

Labyrinthitis Basics: What is Labyrinthitis

Rarely do we associate a virus with balance problems. We think of the flu, sinus infections, or a computer virus. But viruses CAN affect our balance. A virus that travels through our sinuses and into our inner ear may infect our vestibular system. And the result is a condition called Labyrinthitis.

Inner Ear Infection Causing Vertigo?

Spotting an ear infection isn't difficult. The ear is a sensitive area, which means infections are painful and disruptive. But when the symptoms of your ear infection also include vertigo or some sort of imbalance, the infection likely progressed to your inner ear. Inner ear infections and vertigo are the results of two conditions: Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis.

Vestibular Disorders And Their Symptoms

Vestibular disorders are among the nearly infinite causes of dizziness. In fact, dizziness is the symptom of nearly everything. But vestibular disorders encompass a very specific source of dizziness: the inner ear. 

14 Meniere’s Disease Questions Answered

You may have led a much more active and less frightening life before sporadic dizzy spells began haunting you. Never knowing when the entire world, or at least your body’s perception of it, would be swept up by a malfunctioning merry-go-round that goes way too fast.

Vestibular Migraine Basics & Treatment

As if it weren’t bad enough to have frequent migraines, on top of a head-splitting headache you now also feel dizzy and disoriented. You can’t wait out the dizziness because your migraine is making things worse. And you can’t find a way to work through your migraine because your spinning head leaves you locked in one place.

Living with Vestibular Migraine – Tips for Travel, Work, Leisure, etc…

Like having a noisy neighbor, living with vestibular migraine is just as much about learning to cope with the “noise” as it is about actually confronting the noise. Ear plugs, soundproofing, a schedule — these are the tools of dealing with a noisy neighbor. Work routines, travel strategies, proper diet, and cognitive resilience — these are the tools of living with vestibular migraine (VM).

10 Vestibular Migraine Questions Answered

If you’ve been getting migraines for years and are now starting to get frequent dizzy spells too, then you may have vestibular migraine. If you’ve never heard of vestibular migraine, then you’re not alone.

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