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The effects of concussions and dizziness can be severe. Once you have sustained a concussion or begin experiencing dizzy spells as a result of your concussion, you should seek medical attention immediately.
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Your inner ear controls your body’s balance. An inner ear disturbance could be the cause of your sudden or recurring dizziness.
This headache type doesn’t always come with pain but often includes symptoms like motion sensitivity and visual auras.
When your blood pressure is low, you might experience bouts of dizziness, especially when standing and changing direction.
Vertigo is a sensation that the world around you is moving or spinning, and is related to several conditions.
We use a series of simple, science-based tests that can help us decide exactly what could be causing your dizziness. After a series of questions about your recent experiences, we’ll help determine the cause and get you the treatment you need.
After your evaluation, we will discuss your symptoms and challenges and deliver a more accurate diagnosis the first time. By determining the correct diagnosis, we will be able to come up with the most appropriate treatment plan.
Once you’ve received your testing and diagnosis, we will work together to create a comprehensive care plan that helps mitigate your symptoms. If you’re experiencing dizziness or have suffered from a concussion, we’ll work with you to decide the best plan for your care and carefully track your progress.
You should see your practitioner if you have recurrent, sudden, severe, or prolonged and unexplained dizziness or vertigo. Get emergency medical care if you experience new, severe dizziness or vertigo along with sudden, severe headache or chest pain.
Most concussions will heal themselves on their own, but a small percentage of concussions can have symptoms lasting for weeks or months. This is particularly true for older adults, children, and teens.
You can decrease your risk by always wearing a seatbelt, never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, wearing a helmet while biking and playing contact sports, and getting an evaluation if you suffer from dizzy spells. This can help prevent falls, the leading cause of concussions.
Concussions occur in about 10 percent of athletes and are commonly caused by falls both during sports and other activities.
If you’re feeling dizzy, here are some ways to help steady yourself while you recover: Lie down until the dizziness passes, then get up slowly. Move slowly and carefully. Get plenty of rest. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. And finally, avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs.
About ten percent of athletes in contact sports experience concussions each year. While sports do increase the risk of concussions, they are most often caused by falls, which can happen during any number of activities.