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By: Cristin Beazley, PT, DPT, CBIS
Feeling lightheaded, off balance, or like you’re floating, spinning, or moving are all ways people describe dizziness. It’s one of the most common symptoms reported after a concussion, but a concussion is just one condition that can make you feel dizzy.
Dizziness can be caused by a variety of things, but the most common reason is because of a disruption in how the brain and the vestibular system communicate and function. The vestibular system is located in your inner ear and is primarily responsible for balance, perceiving motion, and controlling the motor movements of your eyes. This disruption of the vestibular system is responsible for the following four most common causes of dizziness:
This list includes the most common causes of dizziness, but not all of the possible causes. All of the above impairments are treatable. The concussion and vestibular specialists at Sheltering Arms are specifically trained on assessments and treatment strategies to address all of the above impairments as well as other possible causes of your symptoms.
Click here to learn more about how we can help you determine the underlying cause(s) of your dizziness and/or balance disorder. If you think you or a loved one are suffering from one or more of the above impairments, please call (804) 764-1000 or click here to schedule a comprehensive evaluation with one of our therapists.