Many people suffer from dizziness and problems with balance after a head injury. They lose the ability to keep the body centered over the feet. At HealthQuest, neurologists, rehabilitation doctors, orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, and other health care professionals are involved in diagnosing and treating balance issues following head trauma. We provide individualized head injury treatment based on each patient’s problems with the goal to address contributory factors and improve functional abilities.
The common causes of dizziness or vertigo after traumatic brain injury (TBI) are:
Symptoms of Balance Disorders
Balance disorders following traumatic brain injury (TBI) are caused by a drop in blood pressure and vision problems. The symptoms of balance disorders include:
The extent of the problem will depend on how serious the head injury is, the region of the brain that was injured, and other associated injuries.
The rehabilitation team at our multispecialty center in Brooklyn, New York, will work with you to assess the symptoms of your balance disorder and your balance abilities. Diagnosis will involve a thorough medical examination by specialists in various fields and a review of medications taken. Tests such as a CT scan, MRI scan or EEG reading may be performed. Assessing your balance problems will also involve several standardized as well as specific tests and questionnaires.
The ability to maintain balance is determined factors such as physical strength and coordination, the senses, and cognitive or thinking ability. Therefore, we provide treatment to address all of these issues, based on the patient’s specific needs. The treatment options we offer include:
To learn more about our therapies for balance problems associated with head injury, call 718-769-2521 or send an email to email@example.com.