Dizziness after Traumatic Brain Injury
Although headache is the most commonly reported chronic symptom after TBI, dizziness is also a typical problem. Why? The reasons vary. It could be a side effect from medication. However, it could also result from damage to the vestibular system of the inner ear; a vision problem; or damage to the brainstem. Dizziness is not only distressing, but a potential source of new injuries, even a new brain injury, from falls. Therefore, if you developed dizziness following a head injury and it is not going away, you should see your doctor and get examined.