Another common brain injury symptom is vestibular disorder. There is a wide range of vestibular symptoms associated with brain injury including dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and spatial disorientation, vision and hearing changes, extreme fatigue, etc. Many people are thought to have things like Meniere’s Disease or an autoimmune inner ear disorder when really they have an undiagnosed concussion or other type of Brain Injury.
Some survivor’s vestibular symptoms will be constant, but most of us have episodes throughout the day that are brought on by triggers. Have you ever been sick from a roller coaster? Someone with a brain injury will commonly get just as disoriented and nauseated from simply walking in a busy place, looking at a tv or computer screen, being in a room with large mirrors/echoing sounds, etc. It is often hard for people without brain injuries to understand why we can walk and talk totally fine one moment and be falling over or unresponsive the next.
The good news is there are so many cutting edge tests and therapies available, like VNG and CAPS testing, PONs devices, and more. To learn more about how many of us are overcoming and healing our vestibular challenges, schedule a coaching session or join us on our Healing Warrior Meet Ups. We would love to have you!