Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

The mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS) is disorder that literally refers to “sickness of disembarkment”. It generally follows sea voyages, ground transportation, after a turbulent flight or spontaneously. The most predominant features feelings of: rocking, swaying, and/or bobbing (bouncing while walking).

Additional symptoms such as: intolerance to lights and noises and crowds, impaired cognition, lack of mental clarity (i.e., brain fog), blurry vision, anxiety, depression, and lethargy.

Certain symptoms will be relieved temporarily while riding in a car or a plane, but return promptly when the ride ends. Symptoms can persist for months and even years.

Treatment used to improve MdDS:

Functional (chiropractic) neurological therapy can help diminish symptoms of MdDS Treatment strategies are specifically tailored to individual needs of the patient and include a combination of:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Neuromuscular Re-Education
  • Eye-Training Exercises
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Low Level Light Therapy
  • Non-Invasive Neuro-Modulation (NINM)
  • Orthopedic Exercises
  • Rhythmic Movement and Patterning Therapy
  • Sensory-Motor Integration Therapy
  • Visual-Vestibular central integration specific treatment