"dizzy!?" is written from the perspective of Physical Therapist, Andy Beltz, who has worked primarily with people who have dizziness and balance disorders since the year 2000. This blog should not be used as a tool to diagnose or treat a health problem you may be having. You should see your Medical Doctor to be diagnosed or go to the Emergency Department if you are not sure why you are dizzy.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Elderly and Post Concussion Syndrome

I have been working with older individuals who have a variety of types of dizziness and have been reporting a history of concussions.  I sometimes wonder how many of these individuals had undiagnosed post concussion syndrome.  For instance, I have had individuals complain of dizziness that began around 20 years ago following a head injury that resulted in a concussion.  From that point on, I am hearing individuals report hypersensitivity to motion, visual and auditory hypersensitivity with severe headaches with exertion that lasted for years.  These individuals report never being the same.   Vestibular Rehab and Physical Therapy in general should be considered to help battle these symptoms.

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