Dizziness

Traumatic brain injury is one of the most common causes of post-traumatic dizziness. There are several different kinds of dizziness, depending upon the pattern of dizziness and what brings it on.

Positional Vertigo

This common type of severe dizziness is frequently associated with head injury. This type of dizziness is characterized by dizziness that occurs only when the head is placed in certain positions.

Meniere's Syndrome

These are episodes of dizziness followed by a feeling of fullness in the ear, noises in the ear, or changes in hearing. Meniere's Syndrome can show up immediately following an injury, or it can present itself up to a year following the injury.

Post-traumatic Migraine

This is a severe migraine headache combined with dizziness, both of which are very common after head injuries.

Diffuse Axonal Injury

This type of deceleration injury causes bleeding in the brain and axonal damage, which can lead to dizziness.

Postconcussion Syndrome

Postconcussion syndrome is the combination of dizziness, headache, and mental disturbances that frequently follow a traumatic brain injury.

Treatment of Dizziness

Treatment varies depending upon the cause, but may include medication, lifestyle changes, physical therapy, or surgery.