Vestibular System Disorder

The vestibular system is responsible for giving our brain information our head and body position, balance and spatial orientation. It prevents us from falling, maintains our posture and is responsible to keep our eyes steady when we are in motion.

A vestibular disorder can occur when a disease or injury damages this system. Here are some of the more common disorders:

  • BPPV
  • Mal de Debarquement syndrome (MDDS)
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Vestibular migraine
  • Ototoxicity
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Cervical vertigo

Here are some of the most common symptoms associated with vestibular disorders:

  • Vertigo – feeling as if you are floating or as if the world is spinning
  • Balance problems
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Disorientation
  • Fear, Anxiety
  • Nausea

We can help

Many types of vestibular disorders can be helped with functional chiropractic neurology. Retraining the vestibular system creates neuroplasticity which restore proper function.