Dizziness and problems balancing

Dizziness and balance problems can occur in up to half of all TBI patients. Symptoms may include swaying, lightheadedness, or feeling as though you're moving when you aren’t—and they can occur when a person is standing up, lying down, or shifting positions.

Balance problems and dizziness occur as the result of damage to the brain’s central or peripheral vestibular system. If any areas of the vestibular system are thrown out of whack, like the inner ear or the vestibular nerve, balance issues, vertigo, and dizziness can occur and upset daily life. One way to treat these issues is with vestibular therapy, which is exercise-based and performed with a specialized therapist. Examples of this therapy include  posture training, walking exercises, vision stability training, and strengthening and stretching exercises.

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